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CHAELES E. FI3HEB"
Editor sad Publuker
May 29, 191 S '
rCBLISHED EVERT KVEX1XG EXCEPT STN DAT, SALEM, OREGON, BI
Capital Journal Ptg. Co., Inc.
L. B. BARNES,
CHA8. H. riPHER.
DORA C. ANDRESES.
He. ltd Trtas.
FOOLISHNESS GONE TO SEED
In by Mtrlff, per Tr S.OO I'r Month 45
' bails' bf nail, dct ymr &uo far Month
FILL LEASED WIHR TEI.EGKAI'H HKIUI1T
EASTERN B E I'i! ES E NT ATI V E8
W. D. Ward, New Tork, Tribune Building.
Cliicxu, W. H. Btockwctl, People'! On Banding
The Capital Journal earrter boyi are Instructed to put the papera on the porch. ' If
the carrier docs not do thla. mlssra you, or oeglwta getting the paper to you on time,
kindly phone the circulation manager, aa thla la lit only way we can determine whether
r MX the carriers are following inatrurtliaia Thorn Muln hi before T :'M clock and
paper will toe aent yon by apecial meaamger If the carrier haa miaeed you.
Local grocers are protesting against the action of
State Food Commissioner Ayer in ordering Oregon on "a
wheatless diet If the remainder of the country was treat
ed the same way Oregon grocers or other Oregonians
would make no protest Oregon is willing to take her full
share of the responsibilities owing to the war and to per
form in every particular her full part At the same time
she cannot be blamed for objecting to being singled out
for and made a wheatless state, while all the others except
Texas are permitted to use half flour in their bread.
Oregon has gone over the top first in many things and it
looks as though the very small man representing Mr.
Hoover in Oregon was trying to get himself and the state
in the limelight. The state does not need the spectacular
display and as for the food conservator down in Portland
Salem is the Loganberry center of the world, and the Hp n contor, if kvJL-L t hta
nrrn n horrv haa hrrmrrnr mnrh fomo onH ni-nonontw frli i . . - .. . " . .
1 Ttf u " -",nas maae tms drastic order without consulting Hoover
Salem. To harvest the berries requires pickers m large he has undoubtedly exceeded his authority, and if it is
iiumucis uui m iiuiiuai y eais pueis are pieiuuuu vvuniw th M, Hoover's consent, and Winner then fW rnt-la.
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t The Woman Who.Changed J
THE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL
la the only newspaper in Salem whose circulation la guaranteed by the
Audit Bureau f Circulation.
SAVE THE BERRY CROP
By JAXE PHELPS
jWflSK POLITICS IN
liFACEOF NATION'S PFRIL
MEBTON G&AT ARRIVES
"Well, whom do you think I just
ran into!" George asked, when he re
turned from bid walk.
"I dout know, 1 am sure."
"Gray! He says he is ready to fin
ish that picture as soon as you eaa
give him at couple of sittings. I tola
him you would attend to it at once
Might aa well get it over with."
I felt puzzled and confused at the ,
wave of pleasure that swept over me. J
r i . v : t .... .. I
aw ni . mm.! lu uxv, ,n . ,,!o,,l no .lin l...il.li,. W the
the demand for labor this year, due to our abnormal war
conditions, the growers will be unable to cope with the
situation unless our people of Salem come to their rescue.
This must be a public spirited movement. It is not a
charity, but a condition that must be met. The berry
pickers are well paid and the conditions of employment
are most ideal. The work is light and can best be done
by women and children. If our children can be properly
organized into groups each under the direction of a com
petant woman as a chaperon, they could handle all the
picking. It requires three pickers to each acre and on this
basis there will be needed over three thousand pickers
for the Salem section. If Salem will not furnish the pick
ers in sufficient numbers, then the growers must appeal
to Portland to "come over and help us." It is to be hoped
that this will not be necessary, and that Salem will take
enough pride in this job to see to it that pickers are sup
plied without resorting to imported help.
A call for registration of pickers has been made, and
all who can arrange to share in the Loganberry picking,
should report their names at once so that a prompt and
complete tabulation can be had at an early date.
UP TO CITY FOLKS TO HELP
( Americans who have always been accustomed to havi ng
whatever they had the money to pay for, can hardly real
ize that this condition no longer exists-. t All 0 us havt
been in the habit of ordering what we wanted in the way
of food and clothing and always finding the market sup
plied wjth all the things we asked for. It rather puzzles
us to learn we must share our breadstuffs with our allies,
and that when we do so there is not enough left to supply
our own needs. The war necessities have driven us back
a short distance, anyway, toward primeval conditions.
It is up to every person who can, to do something toward
supporting him or herself by growing the food they con
ume. It also becomes the duty of each and every one of
us to do our share toward saving the crops grown by
others. It will not do in these strenuous war times to sit
back and say let George do it, for George may do the same
thing and the result would be that there would be a ser
ious food shortage. It is up to the city and town folks to
get out and help harvest the crops. The farmers have
done all they can, and have made the many' crops ready
for the harvesting, but with a shortage of labor unless
the city dweller gets in and helps there is going to be
some of these crops spoiled for lack of care at the proper)
time. I he Capital Journal yesterday called attention to
this condition already facing us in the berry patches, and
the same conditions will compel energetic action on the
part of city folks if all the other growing crops are saved
The world does not owe any man a living and unless he
arns it these days he is likely to not get it in full measure,
If you would eat potatoes you must help dig them. If
you would have all the vegetables you want you must help
gather and care for them.
Besides looking after yourself you do not want to for
get to do a little toward saving foodstuffs for the boys
over in France both our own and our allies.
man wants to back up and treat all the states alike
Oregon will go without" bread or get along with as little
foodstuffs as any state, but her people want a square
aeai ana tne same treatment those 01 the other states get.
There is an openly expressed suspicion that Mr. Ayer
is being influenced improperly to take this course. That
speculators have bought up the substitutes for flour and
the making of the state wheatless permits them to get rid
of these at a big profit It is only a suspicion and may be
absolutely groundless but at the same time the placing
of this state in a class with Texas as entirely wheatless,
has a bad look. It is possible Ayer is doing this just to
get in the newspapers on the front pages, but we suggest i
4.L-.A i-L-A it. 1- - 1 ? 1 1 ,
wiai u mat is me case ne is mamng nis personal adver
tising cost tne people 01 this state too much.
his Qonimir where X was, gave me in
I am ready any tame you thinK
best," I repMed quietly.
"Ill telephone him in the morning.
Then we can make arrangeroents. 1
am troini; yachting, so vou would Ire
aloue. Perhaps you had bet.er bit then.
it will prevent you being lonely. '
Already Georgo was planning to
leave me. The thought, perhaps, ting
ed my answer:
"Yes, that would be better than
Anything would be better than nurs
ing mybit!.er thoughts. 1 had been
glad to leave .Narragansett because I
thought I should have Ueorge to my
self. In truth, I had absolutely given
no thought to the plan to finish my
piiiture in Newport. If I considered it
at all, it, was as something to be done
at some time duiing the summer, rath
er than go soon after uur arrival.
Tlw Next Morning
Georjge arranged everything. He
fixed the hour and did the talking. As
usual, ad 1 had o do was to obey or
DENT AND KAHN
TEH ABOUT AIRCRAFT
Military Committee Members
Say Many Planes Are
Washington, May 29. Hot quizzing
of Chairman Dent of the house nilitary
committee about aviation accomplish
ments marked first consideration of the
$13,000,000,000 military bill in the house
Dent had figures furnished by the
war department with which he answer
ed all questions.
H.0 admitted there are not enough
training planes to supply the men who
speech" so eloquent that the reporters want to get into aviation schools, but
sav-e one, forgot to take notes.
Illinois S-"uatorial contest between
Congressman Medill MeCornuck and
Mayor Thompson of Chicago totally
eclipsed presidential discussion. Gover
nor Lowden of Illinois will speak. War
work kept former President W. H. Taft
and congressional leaders from attending.
National Chairman Hays Plans
to Open Campaign of 1929
Blooaiington, 111., May 29. National ,
Chairman Will H. Hays Is expected to
fire the opening gun of the 1920 cam
paign at a banquet here today commem
orating the republican party's birth
here, C2 years ago today. A tablet is to
martyred Lincoln addressed the party
at which the term republican party was
first used. This was his famed "lost
Indianapolis, lad., May 29. "There
is for every individual and .?very pol
itical party but one supreme duty and
that is to end the war."
That was the declaration of the plat
form presented to the republican stale
convention in session here today by
Will H. Hays, national chairman of tlw
republican party, and chairman of the
The Germans have struck at last on the west front and
apparently are making a desperate drive to break
through the allied lines before the American armies grow
larger. Reports of the battle show General Foch is fol
lowing the same tactics he used when resisting the last
drive, that ol tailing back when defending a position
would cost too much in the lives of his men. Apparently
this plan is to be used in the present battle wearing the
enemy out by making the attacks cost him dearly and
making his advance daily more difficult by removing
mm irom his base ot supplies. This can be done safely so
long as the allies have territory they can yield without
endangering some line of future defense, it is probable
this will be the most desperate battle fought this year,
and if Mackensen loses it may be the last great battle of
tne war in which the Germans take the offensive.
The American troops in France have won a real battle.
They attacked and captured the town of Cantigny and
took 182 prisoners during the operation. It seems to be
daily more difficult to hold the boys out of the big game,
and they will probably be in the thick of it before long.
The dehydrating process for vegetables is helping
materially in the way of feeding our armies and those of
the allies. The Kings Product company here has shipped
COO tons of dried potatoes to Europe, and Saturday the
Horst plant near Independence shipped 80,000 pounds,
or 40 tons to the same place.
The new passenger rates fixed bv Director McAdoo do
not affect Oregon, for the new rate of three cents a mile
is the regular Oregon rate all the time. The order simply
makes other folks pay as much for riding on the cars as
Oregonians have done for years past :
Marshfield restaurant workers want a six day week.
This would compel the hiring of a special lot of cooks and
waiters for Sunday, which would be rather difficult, or
else .Marshfield and the strangers within her gates would
have to adopt an "eatless Sunday."
German arrogance is rapidly, driving Russians to a
reversal of ideas and if kept up will before long force
Russia back into the war on the side of the allies.
rPNIllllf iniiq PimilllitrPO Tlia nlnlfnrai wua
. V ' l- 1 t ,rii mmC(l "ays' directing hand and
left for his yachhng trip I raked voiced ft Bentiment9 of ntional
ZlIaMa 8tUdl' C-,lpubiieanleaders.The platform make, an
insisted that charges of failure to get
planes to r ranee haa been grossly ex
aggerated. Dent and Representative Kalia of the
military committee said that the allies
had ordered large numbers of liberty
motors. Representative Anthony, Kan
sas, another committee member, said
many of the orders had been cancelled.
Vent said total obligations for air
planes were so far $850,000,000, of which
$1Si5,O00,0UO was for plaues, propelleis
and parts; 40,803,170 for engines; 9
390,240 for balloons; $28,496,912 for ma
chine gnus, $32,000,000 for general
equipment and $2,300,000 for clothing.
Dent cited figures on shipments
abroad of planes and engines tor tho
week ending April 27. They were prim
ary training planes, 110; advanced
training planes, 19; combat planes, 7;
primary training engines, 214; advanced
training engines, 108 and combat en
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Second Installment of Twenty Per Cent on Third
Liberty Bonds will be due May 28, 1918.
by Walt Mason
The soldier's told to march ahead, and
marches, with unhalting tread, to meet his
fate; he doesn't say, "Let's argue this; to
me there's something seems amiss; let's
get it straight Oh, colonel, let us sit down
here, and thresh it out for half a year, its
cuius aim pros; n you can prove your orders
wise, you'll see me like a yearling rise, and
swat the foes. I have some maps we both
may scan, and if I should endorse your plan,
I shall obey; but if I find your wires are
crossed, and if your plans should prove a
frost, why, then, good day!" The soldier
does not talk like that ; he drools not through
his nice tin hat but winkes salut. and cmpc
where he is told to go, perhaps to face a frenzied foe, and
shoot a Teut. And we old boys who do not fight because
of broken wind and sight, and whiskers gray, should jot
down what we're told to do. bv Washinirton's official
lai i -.. ' w
crew, ana men ooey. it is not ours to reason why when
we are told to cut out pie, or shun the ham; let us like
soldiers play the game; it is enough that orders came
from Uncle Sam. They say to me, "Cut out the wheat;'-'
and this command I do not meet with windy spiel; I chew
no cheap, disloyal rag; I merely take a burlap bag, and
buy corn meal. They say my diamonds should be pawned,
that I may buy another bond; I soak the gems; no foolish
protests from me rise; I spring no wherefores and no
whys, no haws and hems.
$ - V ' 4
eroned by Celeste,
"Madame is triste, this morning,"
the girl sod, as we walked along.
"So, Celeste, no sad just think
My 'thoughts made me blush. I won-
dored if Jeorge would like me better
if ho saw that Morton, way really car
ed for me. Deep down in iy htari, I
knew that I could very easily make
ilerton caro for me. How I knew this,
1 dould not explain, but that he liked
to bo with me enjoyed my company
I knew now; it would not be a long
step to winning has attecuon, 1 was
I likckl him, too. Would d't be unfair
to play Iiim off against George. Be-foj-o
reatliiiig the studio I decided, no
the time wo had reached his etudio, no
that I liked him too wail to use him in
any way, even rto win my husband's
love thru jealousy of him. That there
was any danger for me in my friend
ship for Menton, I never imagined, I
lealiaed that i enjoyed nig society, dut.
oeiievedi it was for the same reason
that 1 enjoyed being with Kurtz and
Kvelyn; he was young, he was not crit
ical, and 1 coulkl be natural with him.
So 1 went along, blindly wantung
to do righc wanting happiness and
love. I have learned, in the years long
pat, that love is tihe common need or
women; tuey cannot thrive ana De nap
py without love oir some kuiq inai
of husibaad or of children. Without it,
their natures are but hali developed,
and they go bluiulering along thru life
reaching out for eomethiug to satisfy
that craving, just as 1 was blundering
and groping then.
A WU1OT morning
Wentou was unaffectedly glad to see
me, and uraowcrt no (whjh-bit.mmi to "r
ry the sitttmg. But I was self conscious
and very subdued. The thought which
had filled my mind, on the way over,
had made a peculiar impression upon
me. It was a if 1 had planned to rob
someone and had been, caught in the
act. I was gtaid when he finally com
menced ito work.
The studio was tio't mrpe, and Ce
leste was able to see and hear. I was
glad that it was so. I felt, someway,
Mm. ti,r. wa u. safeguard. Never be
fore bai I felt this way. Never had I
so tlresecrftl my feelings toward any
one. 1 longed Ifor Evelyn, ajltho had she
been with mo, I should not have told
her of my emWtions.
Butt Meiton panned maiwonousij'
while I kept turning things over in my
mind. The picture was nearly finished
'that is, the sittings were, and when
I left (after refusing to walk along
the beach wi'fh him,) he regretted that
it would so soon be unnecessary for
live o Visit the studio.
"It will ive you more time for oth
er things, but I shaU mass having
you," he said as I left.
"Yfs, it will give me more time
with Mr. Howard," I said slowly and
d.'tileratelv. Why I should say such a
thing, I dont know. Ever one that
knew George, knew tihat ho was a
great main's man, a club and society
man, and that, consequently, I was
Meiton looked at me In a sort OT
pitving fashion, tlin said softly:
You are a vcrv brave little lady.'
Tomorrow A talk with George.
OUE DAILY STORY
BETTER LATE THAN DESTITUTE
''August," said Mrs. Feevc, with f
foul weather eWm in her eyes, "what
time did vou come in last nightt"
"Last night V said Peeve pleasantly
'It was a wonderful night, wasn't it?
I never remember seeing so many stars
so close together, if you know what I
You hawn't answered my ques
tion," clipped Mrs. reeve.
Oh, bv the war!" said Peeve brisk-
lv "vou asked me to stop in at the
florist's and find out what's good for
tppeal for the right of full particina-. lUTomnMof Flow
tion by tho republican party in war ac- tu'1" " VJ
"We hereby denounce any criticism
of public officials high or low, when
such criticisms are inspired by partisan-
snip," says the platform. "We insist
that every possible efficient instrument,
man and material VhWu Is available
shall he used to aid Sn winning the
war, and the inefficiency shall be re
placed by efficiency wherever found."
Th party pledged itself for "peace
with victory and never peace by a com
promise and bargaining of principles
which would violate American rights, in.
tercet and honor and make of our sac
rifice, a sacrilege to be made again by
our grand children."
Declaring President Wilson is tho
most astute leader tlx? democratic party
has ever had, "the shrewdest in his
methods, the most uncompromising in
his partisanship of any man who has
Program In Brief
The program for Memorial
day in brief is BI folows:
9 to 10 a. m. Memorial ser
vices at the First Methodist
10 to 12 a. m. Decoration of
graves at the cemeteries.
1 to 1:30 p. m. Patriotio and
fraternal organizations meet at
armory for march to Willfon
2 to 3:30 p. m. Memorial day
exercises at, Willson Park.
8 p. m. Services "at' -all
churches in the city.
The line of march from th,9
armory is west to Commercial
street, thence north on Commer
cial to Court, thence east on
Court street to Willson Park. "
occupied the White House sinco Andrew
Jackson," United States Senator Harry
a. 2ew, chairman of tho convention,
made an attack on the president's
Ho is partisan in everything ho
thinks and does as adroit as he is ptr-
sistent," New declared.
He added a touch of George Creel's
methods when he said:
It is apparent that the slogan of
the party in the campaign before us to
be: 'Stand by the president.' The DroD-
aganda is beinsr worked to the limit
that if nrw fails to vote for the candi-,
dates of the president's party, he votes'
to discredit thft Ailminiurrnf inn oiwli
gives aid aud comfort to the enemy. Mr. j
Creel with his bunch of muckraking;
socialist misfits, is employing every
means at his unlimited command and iti
will be continued without stint until
this campaign, and like aa not. the neit
one, has been hrrcght to a close.
New added that no president of the
United States ever had such unlimited
backing a is I en? accorded President
Declaring the republican party is not
a "slacker" and that it means to have
a part in the war, he said:
"This is not the president's war. It
is tlie people 's war. ' '
with General Wood
EIGHT CONCRETE SHIPS.
ban Francisco, May 29. Eight more
concrete shins, each of them fifty per
cent larger than the Faith, will be start
ed at once on the wavs of th." San Fran-
Washington, May 29. Major
General Leonard Wood, shunted
aside from the command of his
division, the Eighty Ninth, and
relegated to the not especially
desirable Western department
command, will probably be re-
ordered to more active service.
Following his conference with
President Wilson, there was a
report today he would be as-
signed to command American
troops in Italy. It appears cer-
tain he will not bo placed where
there would be danger of a clash
between him and General Per-
shing. Army ofifcers said today
Wood aroused Pershing's dis-
pleasure by arranging for a per-
sonal review of Italian troops
lv?fore Consulting Pershing.
r (Continued from page one)
the next legislature will
annaicapped from lack
The suggestion that tho appropriation
eiseo Shipbuilding company at Bedwood , f-"'uu" ,sno"m hve produced at
City. leas carload of fertilizer is the
All of these will be 7500 ton craft and !la,teTnt ' CT!al Journal made
will be turned over to the government '"'L th fenltor indorses the state
as soon as completed. Sponsors of con-i ' tT0,' Slated tMs toorn"
crete shipbuilding declare the vessels1 barld hdJ adjourned,
run be turned out more quickly than
V ncl ships, at a greatly reduced cost
aud with labor and materials not re
iinired in steel shipbuilding.
Inflamed rubber plants. Well, I forgot
to do it."
"I heard the clock strike," went on
Mrs. Peeve relentlessly, "and n. tnr
I could make out ""
I went through a clock factory
once, - interrupted her husband wiihmri. - .i- ' . r: . " . """"
ivnaiiiiif. a nuNiirn
this matter, but that it might come up
again when the board met for some
other emergency. The truth is the
members of the board are a trifle shy
of declaring an emergency under the
conditions. Some of its members hold
that adding money to the appropriation
which the legislature allowed the
board comes near usurping the duties
and prequi-sities of the legislature. It
is understood that the $20,000 Hnpro-
you. All the workmen were Swiss
naturally all the clocks were, too."
"As I say, I heard the clock"
"Did I tell you I plaved noW w
nightf" said Peeve innoeentlv. "All
the boys were there Stem Winder, and
Drake Down, and Knock Sillie and one
or two others, and I won twenty dol
lars. I won twenty dollars, and I said
to myself, I said. 'Twenty dollars ' I
said, 'well, well.' I said, 'twenty dol
lars! You ought to celebrate,' I said
'Yon ought to celebrate by giving vour
wife half,' I said." '
And Peeve, with a smeetious smile,
handed his wife a shopworn but service
able twenty dollar note.
"Oh well,'' she tickered as she tuck
ed it away in her branch of tti ,w
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national bank, I don't suppose youpye spf-inl vocational demonstrations
could have eomew so very late." .in the Grand theater June 3 4-5. Tom
are invited. Admission, free.'
hausted and hethin? can be done bv
it without more money. It would
seem from this that the board went
into the matter on too large a sere ana
instead of working out an experiment
undertook to establish a plant which
it knew would cost considerably mora
than the law provided for it. The
question that will be threshed out whei
ii cumeu up agai nwill be "Is it
proper matter to be classed
DB. LUCAS IN GEAN DTHEATES
Dr. Alzamrm Ira Lucas, the noted
Hindu ami Cherokee Indian of Amer
ican birth, philosopher, phycho-analyst,
vocational director, lecturer, now ia
Portland, Oregon, trill lecftwre and