Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, June 14, 1918, Image 1

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Terriffic Counter Attacks of French Break Up All Attemcts
of Enemy to Advance Not Only Is Offensive Stepped
. But Forces Are Thrown Back Along Almost Entire Line
of Attack Yesterday's Fighting Devoted to Efforts to
Advance Allies' Winffs
By Henry Wood,
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
With the French Armies in the Field, June 14. Just
five days after the hour that Hindenburg opened the bat
tle for the French forests there was every indication
that his drive has been stopped, at least temporarily.
The terrific counter attacks, launched Tuesday and
kept up since then, not only have prevented the Germans
from advancing, but have hurled them back from their
original advance on practically the entire Noyon-Mont-didier
tt is now definitely established that
lie French, iii Tuesday ' counter at
tack coimplcfteiy shattered what the
Germans p'.anard for their "principal
effort" a terrific drive to advance
their entire right wing southward to
(the point already attained by their
Two days have elapsed since the
French smash, right at ithe precise mo
ment the Germans were preparing to
.launch their own attack, without the
(bodies attempting any new serious ef
fort. "
the Germans' general advance nlona
he Noyon-Montdldier front is now ee-j
siderod checked Although it is possi
ble that during' the present lull the
Germans arer bringing up reserves, ar
tillery, aud munitions and reforming'
their shattered divisions for the pur
pose of resuming tho 'push toward
The' next few days are certain to es
tablish, whether he intends to continue
the present drive. Tho net result of
this phase of the offensive has been
that 31 divisions (372.000 men) have
beo nengaged and cut up and the
German Leader Has Gained
Very Little by Great .
Sacrifice of Life
By J. W. T. Mason
(United Press war expert)
New York, June 14 General Foch
has inflicted on Von Hindenburg the
most serious German irtifeat of the.
year. The German general staff has
checked Hindenburg ' infuriated sac-
Tifice :of German man power for futile
territorial gains, and the fourth phase
of the German otterive has been
brought to a (load step.
From Montdidier to tlie forest of
Yiliers-C'otterets, where the offensive
ktt raged with'tho roads to Paris asi,'iVh'? titegyof ayin the Amwrl-
its olbjectiv?, Gsncral Foch is as se
euro as before the offensive began.
Tho small anias sold to the enemy for
j heavy a pnico in bkod do not im
prove Hindenburg 's position to any i
?nous extent. Nothing has passod ln-
tn Uennan possession that is well worth
the dead toll exacted in advance.
Hindijriburg stands baffled north of
' Oompeigne. No explanation e an conceal
from ithe Germans at home the fact
that Compeigne was the principal ob
jective of HHudenburg's fourth offens
ive and Compeigne still remains in
General Foch 'a. hands. The -weakness
of the dateist German drive cannot fail
doubly to impress the German popu
lace, coming at' a time when the Ger
'man government no longer is able to
Unionism Would Hamper
War Contract Factories
St. Paul, Minn., June 14. Delegate!
to the American Federation of Labor
convention prepared today to consider
resolutions demanding unionizing of
workers in factories receiving war con
tracts. The resolution, describe the Ameri
can Tobacco company as an anti union
concern and assert that branches of the
firm's plant have been taken over by j
the government to provide tobacco for
men in service.
Bernard M. Baruch, chairman of-the
war industries board, has addressed a
telegram to the federation eongratulat-
ing labor on its loyalty to the war. -
greatest advanco does not exceed eight
lrilonietetrs (about five niiles.)
Germans Blocked.
Loudon, June 11. Blocked in the
center, tlij, Germans yesterday attack
ed on the extreme wings of the present
battle front, which includes all the Oise
theatre, and the northwestern portion
of tlu Marne area.
A powerful enemy counter attack on
the two mile front between Courcelle
and Moatdidier was stopped before th
German? reached the French positions
the French, war office reported.
Between 'the Aisne and the Villus
Cottorets forest the Germans gained
slightly at some points, but their at
tacks, died down at night.
The greater portion of the battle
front between the Oise and the Aisn
was "calm", according to the Fans
night communique. There was spirited
artillery fighting on the eastern portion
of the Mnrne front neufChamplat and
(Continued on page three)
sands of American Soldiers are in
'France. .
If Hindeuburg does not attempt a
fifth offensive, the central empires
.will again become seriously resifive un
der tneiir military dictatorsnip. nut
every rule of prudence and high strat
gy calls for the conservation of the
German reserves in the face of Amer
ica's forthcoming major offensive.
Hinden'bung has made the moat gi
gantic sacrifices in military history
during ilhe past twelve weeks to win
"the war and has failed. By jio possi
ibilitv can he epritinue this bloody
s'aughter of his own men mueh longer-General
Foch is the master of the
situation as it stands today. General
cans for a later offensive has been in
The allies may well be optimistic.
'President Supports
War Labor Board
Washington, June 14. President Wil
son has come out flatly in support of
the national war labor board's decis
ion that tire right of union organization
in the big telegraph companies of the
country should be adhered to.
In a letter to Niswcomb Carlton and
Clarence Mackay, heads of the Western
Union and Postal Telegraph companies
respectively, he urged that they abide
by the decision of the war labor board
in its report on the threatened strike of
Mackay has wired his acceptance of
the principle involved and the president
expects to hear from Carlton Monday.
San Francisco, June 14. Gasoline was
selling for 20 cents a gallon again to
day. '
Monday two of the leading producers
put the price np to 22 cents. Late yes
fc"rdr the fuel administration, throneh
Professor D. M. Folsom, directed that
the 20 eent price be restored.
Apartment house dwellers seldom
have a skeleton in the closet, anvway,
because usually there isn't even room
for a closet.
Maryland Statues Have En
dorsement of President
In Recent Letter
Washington, June 11- President
Wilson ' endorsement of Maryland's
"work or fight" law, for males be
tween the ajes of 18 and 50 was re
garded today as auguring the attitude
of the E'lmiiuistratiou en draft legisla
tion expected in the nex: congress.
While Secretary of War Baker has
officially stated he is not now contem
plating recommendations for increas
ing draft age limits expected by con
gressional ileaders at the next session,
President Wilson in a le ter to Gov
ernor Haritington of Maryland, ex
presses the hope that all states adopt
legislation which will force men be
tween the ages of IS and no to engage
in useful pursuits or fijht.
Universal application of such a pro
gram, however, can only come through
nja'ionat iogislaticfci, lit is k-oiitemled
here iby members of congress. The
great drain on the eomitry ' man pow
er, it is declared, will soon necessitate
additional draft legislation raising the
present age limits of those suibject to
Representative Kahn of the house
military commute, today reiterated
his belief that the draft law should be
modified to include men between the
ai(es of 21 and 45 years. . .
Road Program Light Some
Hard Surfacing On Silver
ton Rod
County Judge BtrAcy says, the road
building progiam. this year in the way
of hard surfacing, Is not an extensive
one. Ho says there will be from three
to five miles liard surfaced this year
and that most of this will be done on
the Salem-Silverton road. The regular
road work ig if anything above the
usual amount rather than below it,
but even this will not go vcryl'ar to
ward perfecting the county roads on
account of the tremendous wear due
to automobile travel. He says that
sinco he went into office six years ago
the travel on the county roads has in
creased more than six times and that
rhig is due entirely to the coming of
the auto. Where a farmer used to drive
to town occasionally, now he cranks
up his auto and goes visiting of even
ings traveling from ten to fifty miles.
Ho says that an old fashioned gravel
ed road that under the old travel
would have lasted for years, is now
worn full of chuck holes in a single
season. The auto - traveling rapidly
whirls the dirt up in the air and it is
carried off the right 0f way by the
breeze caused by the swiftly traveling
auto. While he did not make any state
ment concerning it, it is apparent that
"he believes the only solution of the
problem is hard surfaced roads. h
this he is no doubt correct, for there
is nothing else in the road line that
will stay put when the autos hit it
It was expected some work might be
done this year on the liver road, but
outside of the usual district work, this
will not be done this year.
Blockade is Planned
Amsterdam, June 14. The German
admiralty intends to declare the cast
'coast :of the United States, from Mexi-
U to Canada, a "danger zone" and
win warn mi ueuuiu uijnus, v:wm
S.ng to reports received from Berlin
t Abe Martin
Errol fewan, our V. 8., is takin' th'
short course in vulcanizin'. Ever' once
in a while we meet a feller that's so
great be kin beg cigar an' nothin's
thought of it.
1 War Summary of United Press
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1 1412th Day of the War; 86th Dav of the Big Offensive 1
Oise front-The German drive south
ward between Montdidier and the Oise
believed to 'be the most desperate ef
fort of the entire present offensive, ap
parently has beeu completely slipped
bv the French strategy of "beating
'em ,to the- .punch" meeting attack
more than half way by counter attack.
Marne front Both artilleries were
active between Villers-Cotterets forest
and Chateau-Thierry. '
Picardy front The French war of
fice reported "local action' ' north of
Grivesnes and Haig reported hostile
artillery activity iu the Villers-Bre-tonneux
Flaaders front ISntisa troops made
successful raids and reipulsed similar
German attempts. 1
147 finish High School Work,
; 104 WiO Attend Some
v No moro will there bo reading ind
writing and arithmetic taught to the
tuu(i of a hickory stick, or by moral
suasion for the young folks of Salem
for today closes the present term of
school and with the graduation exer
cises this evening at the armory, the
school year, ends.
But this year, every boy and girl
able to work will. Ut called on to do
. certain amount, not only from the.
viewpoint of patriotism, but 'l'om t'ie
itti't there is an urgent need of work
er' to gavo the berry and fruit crops
of the Willamette valley. And in order
hat the school children may do their
share, the school board has deferred" the
opening of school next fall until Sep
tember 30.
Out of ths 147 graduates who will
step out on the threshold of life tonight,
104 have signified their intentions of
continuing their education', a large num
ber having already decided to attend
tjie University of Oregon and the Ore
gon Agricultural college. !
At the graduating exercises at the
armory this evening, the seats in the
center will be reserved for tho immed
iate friends and relatives of the grad
uates for which tickets have been is
sued. The balconies aw open to the
The Clarion Annual for 1918 lias just
";een issued by the Senior class which
will serve lis a history not only of the
191H class but as a memoranda of all
class activities of the year. The volume
is much more pretentiousv than issues
of former years. It is dedicated to Miss
Lillian Guffin, class adviser. Included
are full page cuts of Superintendent
John W. Todd and Principal J. C. Nel
son. And of special Interest is the ptr-
(Continued on page two)
Thirtv-Seven Men of North
Marion To Go To Camp
Lewis This Month
The local draft board for this dis
trict has (notified the following regis
trants to be in readiness for induction
into army service, says the Woodburn
Independent. Orders will be issued for
their cntrainment at Woodburn for
Camp Lewis. This is the largest num
ber on the draft leaving Woodburn:
C. J. Duda, Mt. Augel, serial No.
390; order No. 50.
E. Z. Kauffman, Salem, serial No.
638; order No. 113.
L. Evernden, Gervais, serial No. 327;
order No. 141.
C. R. Martz, W. Woodburn, serial No.
800; order No. 238.
J. H. Knauf, Silverton, serial No. 867
order No. 284.
P. M. Blascbke, Aurora, serial No. 4;
order No. 306.
N. Troudt, Hubbard, serial No. 206
order No. 309.
H. Schumacher, Woodburn, serial No
570; order No. 319.
E. L. France, Gervais, serial No. 1058
order No. 338.
E. P. Enauf, Silverton, serial No. 866
order No. 347.
J. Kefsland, Silverton, serial No. 886
order No. 351. '
J. V. Bartnik, Seotts Mills, aerial No
(Continued on page four)
, Germanyv-War Minister H.'llingrats
told .tho Bavarian parliament that cer
tain independent socialists had been
imprisoned because they were deter
' mined to cause the downfall of the gov
, iirninont, even if it sneant tho removal
of the kaiser.
Austria-Hungary Thirty six thous
and Austrian women and children,
driven ty hunger to labor in the front
; lines on the Italian front, are vainly
'seeking release because of the terrible
labor and continued hunger.
Serious food riota occurred in Lem
berg, requiring the interference of
, troops.
Holland A mob of Dutch fishermen
angered because a Geimian submarine
j shelled the lifeboats of a fishing
j smack it had sunk, tried to lynch Ger
'man airmen interned at Ymuiden.
70 Wounded Severely and
FiYe Missing Marine
Death List
Washington, June 14. The war de
partment today issued a casualty list
totalling 119 names, divided as follows:
Twenty nine killed in action; fivo
dead of wounds; Bix dead of disease;
three dead of accident; soventy wound
td severely; one wounded, degre.0 un
determined, and five, missing in action.
Captain Frank W. Hulott, Lewiston,
Maine, and Lieutenants Ernest F. S.?x
tou, Daricn, Conn., and George Stein,
New York City were killed in action.
Lieutenant George C. Musclo, Water
bury, Conn., was severely wounded.
Lieutenant Charles W. Maxson, Bal
timore, previously reported missing, is
now known to be a prisoner.
The remainder of me list follows!
Killed in action:
Sergeants Michael A. Bovie, Cheboy
gan, Mich. i
James L. Woodsidc, Stafesville, N.(!.
Corporals Gcorgo' Bell, Winchester,
Charles O. Brown, Poplar Bluff, Mo.
James W. Brown, Phoenix Ctyy, Ala
Richard S. Conover, East Green wici
R. I.
Privates Michafll Dana Capsack, Chi
Joseph IT. Carlson, Nobble, Sweden.
John Czyzeski, Glasgow, Mont.
James C. Floyd, Kobersville, Tenn.
George D. Hutchins, Hickman, Ky.
Nikolaj Jaworski, Chicago.
Harold H. Johnson, Penn Yan, N. Y.
Ira II. Justice, Trimlbe, Tenn.
John F. Kemig, Spalding, Idaho.
Wiiicent M. Lenahan, Watcrford, N.
. Romulus Median, LaSalle, 111.
Frank J. Michael, St. Louis, Mo.
Ray A. Noyd, Waterloo, Mont.
Thomas J. Powers, Garden City, Kan
(Continued on pago eight)
Will Run As Non-Partisan
Pledged to Support Policies
of President
Washington, June 14. Henry FoTd's
docisiou to run for the United States
senate at the request of President Wil
son has created a highly interesting
political situation in congresn.
Ford, claused in the past as a re
publican will run on a non-partisan
ticket, already endorsed by the demo
crats of Michigan and his policy will
be to enrrport the president.
Romiblican leaders here say that
Ford, if elected, probably will take his
seat on the republican side of the up
per house, while voting with the demo
cratic) wide. His liberal policies, par
ticularly in industrial questions will
inject an element into tho senate that
promisee to develop new and interest
ing debates. Ford is aligned strongly
with the president on poet war recon
struction ideas. Some bint C4 -nis pro
gram is found in his official statement
announcng his acceptance of the pres
ident's urge to he candidate when
he said:
' "There are exceptional opportuni
ties for service to our people during
present and coming readjustments."
President Wilson recently declared
(OouUud on page two)
Keemun of 9074 Tons Shelled
1 W . A A T. A I
by Diver Off Virginia
Americans Captured Off Coast
Forced to
Washington, June li. The Britisn
steamer Keemun arrived a 4, an Atlan
tic pert today the navy department
was advised this afternoon.
The only details available were
found in the following official ann
ounOTment by the nary department.
"The .British steamer Keemun has
arrived at an Atlantic port." '
The Keemun came in on her own
liowcr, but the sea was too rough to
put on a boarding officer when she
was first sighted. Tho navy depart
ment said that it appeared defnite that
file had ibeen shelled as reported) in
last night's message. The boarding of
ficer will make inquiries' later.
An Atlantio Port, Juno 14. Attack'
ed by a German submarine, the Brit
ish isitramer Ke?niun, 9074 tons, is be
lieved to have been sunk off the Vir
ginia coast at 9 o'clock last night.
'There is no word of tho fato of her
A' steamer arriving here from a Eu
ropean port today reported having
picked up the Keemun 's wireless calls
for hefcp. They we heard off Nan
tuckot, btit: tho Keemun's operator
gave his ship's position as off Virgin
ia. The Keemun has been in British gov
ernmental service for some time ac
cording to the Holt company which
formerly managed her.
The first 8 O S was heard at 7 p. m.
aeeording to word brought here. It
"Shelled by submarine."'
Two hours later, at 9 o'clock, there
camo a second mesnage: "We are sink
5ng." Tho fact that two hours elapsed be
twoen the first call and the signal,
."sinking," made port authorii ice be
lieve there may have "been a running
(Continued on page three)
Bargain Day Promises
Are Personally Made
I Some of the Bargain Day
WiJi Offer tthe Public for Salem's Second Annual
Bargain Day, Saturday, June 15. Other Promises
Will Be Published in Tomorrow's Journal 1
Wo will give S per cent discount on
tires, tubes, half soles and vulcanizing
on Bargain Day.
International Rubber Sales Co.
Wj will glv0 a Bargain Day special
in each of our thirty departments each
special an unusually economical buy.
F. W. Woolworth Co.
An extra pair of pants with each
suit ordered Bargain Day.
Scotch Woolen Mills Store.
Ten per cent off on tires and tubes;
5 per cent off on all cars, tractors,
plows, discs, etc.
Valley Motor Co.
Big reductions throughout our entire
tore. Our display windows will give
you an idea of the bargains to be found
inside. -
O. W. Johnson & Sons.
Hundreds of items specially reduced
for Bargain Day only. Thews are sub
stantial reductions and will mean a big
saving to buyers.
Campson & Gideon,
Ten per cent discount on everything
in our store, except patent medicines
Bargain Day only.
Brewer Drug Co.
Considerable reduction on all fish
on hand Bargain Day.
Fitts Market.
Ten per eent off on Hartford tires,
tubes, lawn mowers and 5 per cent off
on any article in the store except nails
and rope. Greater reductions on many
special articles.
Bay L. Farmer Hdw. Co.
These Divisions Are In Every
M - -
Way American Armed and
American Equipped
American and French Forces
Cut Crack Prussian Guard
To Pieces ;
Two Complete Divisions
Washington, Juna 14. Two complete-American
divisions, fully equip
pad with American made arms and am
munition are now tn th-, fighting sone
in France, members of the house mill-'
tary committee wera told by wax de
partment officials today. . ... . -
Two other complete divisions will be
made up soon.
These troop are in addition to tnose
fighting with the French.
The divisions are commanded by
Gcuxal Bundy and General Billiard
and a complete escadrille of American
airmen is avached to each division.
The committee was a;so supplied
with the latest data on production and -ohipment
of ordnance, airplanes and
The first shipment of 2 American
made tight Inch howitzers, enough to
fully equip a full regiment of heavy
art'Uory, has been made and will soon
be followed by others, the committee .
wm told. Two hundred liberty engines
have been delivered to the ailiea and
2000 enirlnes to our own army and
navy. This la the high wabw mark of
engine production. Two Hundred hls-pio-8ula
engines for the. fact fight-,,
lng planes have been produced and the
war department officials say this eight
fyllnder engine is now coming Into
quantity production.
Two hundred Havlland bombing
planes have been turned out thus far.
The Hanley-Page, the other type of
large bombing plane adopted by the
department, is not yet In production.
'By Lowell Mellitt
(Uuited Press staff correspondent)
With tho Americans on the Marne,
June 14. (Noon)-Following the first
quiet night spent by the Americans in
the Torcy-Bouresches sectors for two
(Continued on page four)
Stores Tell What They
Wo are not Koing to give a reduc
tion on our general stock but wv9 ai'i
going to give unusual reductions on
lines which wo wish to close out. We
have gone through the stock and se
lected all the odds and ends. You will
find them goods displayed on Bargain
Day, and they ato real bargains.
Ro.tcin k Groenbaum.
We have picked out special items tt
clothing, shoes and furnishings which
we will reduc specially for Bargain
Day. They will be prominently display
ed and plainly priced. See our win
dows. . ,
Salem Woolen Mills Store,
Our reductions will be substantial on
broken lines and lines which wfl wish
to cloc out in our various departments
We a:."? going through our stoek quite
thoroughly and shall have a great var
iety of splendid values on our Bargain
Day list. .
Barnes Cash Store.
Lig reductions on broken lines and S
pel cent off on all cash purchases of
anything in stock. Bargains in our dig- '
play windows show reductions of 25 to
50 per cent.
Salem Hardware Co.
Considering today's manufacturers'
prices we will give the biggest values
the people have ever received.
U. G. Shipley Co.
Enthusiasm Is everywhere prevalent
as to Burgain Day. Thousands of people
are preparing to come from the district
around Salem and from Pollr county.
This is evidenced by word that M c