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TO CAPTURE RHE1MS
DEFEATID LAST NIGHT
IMrtv-Six Thousand Pick German Troops Assaulted On
Fifteen Mile Semi-Circl 7ront At Everv Point Assault
Was Repulsed by Frenvu with Heaw Loss to Enemv
Prisoners Taken Declare Orders Were to Take Rheims
at Any Cost in This Assault
Paris, June 19.--A desperate German attempt to take
Rheims "at any price," last night was completely blocked
by the defenders, the French war office announced today.
The assault was made on a 15 mile front between Vrigny
about the city on the north front, east to west. Thirty
six thousand Germans participated in the repeated
"Yesterday at 6 p. m. the Germans launched a violent
artillery bombardment' on the whole Rheims front from
Vrigny to eastward of Fort LaPompelle," the communique
(Vrigny is five miles west and slightly south of Rheims.
Fort LaPompelle is in a corresponding position to the
"German infantry attacked the French positions be
tween those two points. The French resisted the enemy
assaults with Mil success.
"Between Vrigny and Ormes (two miles east of
Vrigny), the Germans were stopped by the French fire
and hurled back several times upon their lines of de-
any time. ' '
"In the vicinity , of Rheims,
with heavy enemy losses. The Germans were repulsed
"To. the eastward of Rheims, the fighting resulted to
the advantage of the French. The Germans who pene
trated the wood northeast of Sillery (two miles south of
Fort LaPompelle) were hurled back by a French counter
dttack. : r ,
"Prisoners taken in the Rheims region declare the
town was attacked by three divisions (36,000 men) and
was to be taken the same night 'at any price'."
By Henry Wood
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
.With the French Armies in the Field,
.Kino 19. Despite the four great drives
th? Germans hnra undertaken on the
French front since March 21, in which
many divisions have taen engaged two
three or four times, Hindcnburg is still"
jealously guarding lus untouched reserve
Tt is positively known that the Ger
man high command plans repeated at
tacks between the North sea and the
Ohnmpagne r.gjon, to kill off or wear
out the allied reserves.
In the mean time the Germans seek to
Advance their lines towards Paris along
to,- j&arno ai.d uise, until they are con
vinced the allied reserves nre complete-'
ly exhaukkd. Then 'they will throw in,
fheir final absolutely fresh divisions for!
B decisive battle before Paris. j
The allied reserves are being nursed'
along in a masterful manner, yet, owing !
to the present" numerical superiority of I
the Germans nothing but continued ar-j
rival of Americans can give the allied'
nations the advantage in man powerj
when th rtnemy plays its final trump. I
1 War Summary of United Press I
1417th Day of die War; 91st Day of the Big Offensive J
Italian Front. Austria has thrown
practically its entire offensive strength
aoout minion men into th.? Italian
Italy still has great forces in reserve
The fact that -the Italian staff has not
used thes reinforcements not only in
dicat.es the Austrian menace is not re
garded as serious, but that Italy is wel!
prepared to deal with the enemv hniiW
th situation change.
The offensive evidently has tkgene.
ated into a nibMing process, which can
not be productive of important results,
and the British, French and Italians ap
pear to b gradually stealing the initia
tive from the Austrians.
Marne Front An attack by 36,000
German last-night, in an effort to take
Rheims "at any price" was complete
rr repulsed by the French, who inflict
el heavy casualties. The attack was
there was violent fighting,
This card is likely to be thrown down
within the next two months. .
It is now established that the Ger
man shock division ordered back -from
repose with the Fifth Prussian Guard
under orders to prevent a serious Am
erican success at any cost, was the 28th
division. This division originally en
gaged May 27 on the Chemin Des Dames
suffered such losses in capturing Cali
fornia plateau and crossing the Aisnc
region, that the kaiser personally prom
ised it relief within three days.
The Twenty Eighth, however, was
ordered to push southward as fast as
possible. Arriving .at Jaulgona?, it en
countered casualties that brought its
losses of effectives up to 25 per cent.
When finally ordered to the rear for
repor.?, its companies were reduced to
an average of sixty men.
Yet on June 7, this division, together
with the Fifth Prussian Guard, was sent
back into the line to relieve the 197th
a'.d 237th divisions, which w.re prac
tically annihilated before the American
onslaughts in the region of Neuilly-La-
(Continued on page two)
made on a fifteen mile front, extending
aoout tne city in a semi-circle.
Picardy Front. British 'made a suc
cessful raid on the western portion of
the front and frustrated an enemy raid
on the northern portion. , '
Germany Italian aviators brnnhcri
of Lake Constance Saturday.
The meat ration in Bavaria has bees
cut rn half.
Austria-Hungary Foreign Minister
Burian, in an interview, said the central
empires do not desire world domination
and admitted they eould not attain it
any way. ' . .
Rumania King Ferdinand, address
ing parliament said Bumania was foreed
to withdraw from the war to escape ut-
iter exhaustion. .
BUT FEW RESPONDING
TO CALL FOR HELP IN
Only 25 Girls Signed Up To
Help lather Cherries and
Although 302 pupils of the high
school signed up fcr some kiud of
work during the vacation season, not
many are inclined to go to the farms
and fruit sections to aid in saving the
crops. At least not niany of the girls
are willing to go into the cherry trees
and Loganmberry yards to aid in the
very necessary harvesting of these im
Although Miiss Florence Cleveland.
secretary of the Y. W.- C. A., visited
the junior high schools and the high
school to enlist the help especially of
the girls, there has to date enly 23
signed lip, at the Y. W. C. A. for work
in tho country. Just at present it seems
the canneries have the call, rather .than
Today Miss Cleveland has an urgent
call for 00 girls who will go out Fri
day and Saturday to help save one of
the largest .cherry crops in this section,
close to Salem. The ercp is there but
unless pickers are to be found within
a few days, it will be left on the trees.
In this especial instance, the owner of
the cherry tract has a house for the
pickers and all that would be neces
sary for weh volunteer to provide
would H taible utensils anil bedding.
Chaperones are ready to care for the
The Department of Agriculture, of-
tie of Farm Management, Portland,
in charge of J. W. Brewer, is making
an effort to relieve this most serious
"situation. In a letter written to Miss
Cleveland he sets forth the fact that
the Orearcw Woman s Farm Reserve
has been "organized under the Depart
ment of Agriculture. The letter is as
follows: . .
"Anticipating the meed of great
amount of help on the farms this sum
mer, especially in the harvest or the
Loganberry, strawberry and fruit crop,
'this offlce has undortakon the orghni-
fantion-of tho Oregon Woman's Farm
Reserve with the idea, of securing en
listments to take care of this class of
" Under the direct authority of the
United States Department of Agricul
ture, .1 (have been ruobiliaing labor
wherever it cou'd be found and perfect
ing such organizations as were neces
sary to secure results. Therefore, the
tsrganizartion of the Oregon Woman's
Farm Reserve is undertaken under di
rect authority of this office."
Seven Officers Dismissed'
From Service In Army
Washington, June 19. The dismiss
al of seven officers from the service
as a result of court martial was an
nounced by the war department late
yestenlay. The officers are: '
Captain Frederick C. Spang, quar
termaster reserve corps. "'
First Lieutenant Vivian B. Waddell,
infantry' reserve corps.
Second Lieutenant Paul B. Adams,
. First Lieutenant Carroll I). Winslow,
aviation section, signal reserve corps.
Second Lieutenant Stanley H. Yea
ger, infantry reserve corps.
Second Lieutenant Carrtll D. Mar
tin, 80th field artillery.
' Second Lieutenant Charles E. Upson
39th infantry. ,
Captain Spang was found guilty by
court martial at Catnip Travis, Texas,
of selling thousands of empty flour
Backs, .property of the United States,
to San Antonio firms. Spang was also
found guilty of appearing in camp in
an intoxicated condition,
Winslow, Adams, Yeager and Mar
tin were found guilty of baing intoxi
cated while on duty. Upson and Wad
dell were dismissed for conduct unbe
coming an officer. Tht last six were
'tried at various camps. .
Recognized In War
St. Paul, Minn., June 19 Resolu
tions asking that the government war
board award contracts to union con
tractors were' adopted by the Ameri
can Federation of La'oor convention
here yesterday. - ,
Delegates were told that a mission
from the British Trades Union Con
gress had exported to attend the con
vention, but had been prevented be
cause of difficulties in securing pass
ports. It was stated on the floor that
the American embassy at London had
refused to grant tho ipapers. President
Gompers said he himself had asked for
trompers from the convention plat-
iform scored the rew Kepuniie fiiaga
'zine for recent articles relative to the
I Discussing federation activities,
iGoaipers predicted a membership of
3,000,000 in the federation in 1918 and
a continuous growth after the war.
' ' Atlantic City and Seattle are bid
ders for h 1919 convention.
American - Made Projectors
Are Successfully Operated
BY OWN GAS DISCHARGE
BoW and Successful Adven
ture of Patrol Across
By Frank J. Taylor
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
With the American Army in Lorraiae,
Jun,e 19. The rSrst American gas pro
jection attack was launched against the
German troops north of Toul this morn
ing, evidently causing heavy casualties.
The boche losses were added to whei.
.a attempting a Retaliatory attack, the
wind blew the Gerqian gas back into
their own trenches. ., '
American engineers, using American
made projectors, discharged a thousand
American made gas shells into a small
German area. The projectors were fired
The Germans were taken completely
by surprise. The gas attack was follow
ed by intense artillery barrage, after
which the boches frantically swelled the
The unsuccessful German gas attack
followed their artillery bombardment.
Bold American Adventure.
With tho Americans on the Marne,
June 19. One Franco-American unit on
this front, under an Amci'ican command
er, faces tho well known 'Tenth land-
wehr regiment, it was iSstabhshed in a
daring patrol raid by American marines.
A captain and seven men crept down
to tho water's edge near the town of
Chartcv,8( seven miles east of Chateau-Thierry,
on the south bank of the
Marne and directly opposite Jaulgonne)
In the darkness they crossed to the op
posite side ' in a boat.
As tfc.?y piled out on the bank they
encountered a couplo of sentries, who
fled without offering resistance, altho
the patrol's only weapons were the cap
tain's pistol and tliP nton's knives.
The Americans rushed ipco the town
and found five Germans asleep in a cel
lar. They dragged thcin out and rushed
them back to .the boat. Thrie of the
boches were rowed across.
In the meantime the alarm had spread
and the Germans sent up rockets. A
number of Huns fined at the boat as it
was pulled for the American side. De
spite this fire which increased as more
Germans rushed down to the shore, the
boat put back for tho two remaining
boche prisoners and the two Americans
After the prisoners and their captors
had jumped into tn. boat tliey started
for the American sido again. As it rear
ed the shore it struck some submerged
object and capsized. All of tho occu
pants were rescued.
Thercs wore dozens of volunteers for
this venture. Those who were chosen
swore solemnly that they would not be
SAYS LIQUOR DISLOYAL
Washington. June 19. (Jharges that
the liquor interests were disloyal and
had been (responsible for much of the
German propaganda in this country,
were made by Wayne B. Wheeler, coun
sel of the Anti-Saloon League, before
the senate agriculture committee.
! Abe Marth
Pinky Kerr drunk eleven bottles o'
near beer yisterday without airia' his
private affairs. We never know where
we git a bad cold or a Canadian quar
GROWS AS SOLDIERS
MAN TIRING LINE
list Embraces 130 Marine
- and 144 Army Names As
Washington, June 19. Marine cas
ualties reported today total 130, divid
ed as follows:
Kijled in action 30; died of wounds
7; died of disease 1; wounded severe-
Killed la Action
Sergeant James A. Patterson, Rip
lev, W. Va.
Privates Frank William Addante,
Philip J. Riehl, Philipsburg, N. J-
Bert Gary Tayior, Malinta, Ohio.
Jeremiah Wood, Agosita, Ohio.
John Wood Brooks, Sebring, Ohio.
G- S. O'Donnell, East Holden. Mt.
Neal O'Leary, Cincinnati. Ohio.
Joseph Sanderson, Ardinoie, Pa.
First Sergeant D. A. Hunter, West
orly, H, I.
Corporal Otruer Orvcll Anderson
rnvsaties Hurry Raymond lsohannon,
Whittle Springs, Tenn.
Kindsle C. Buck, Elnihurst, Mich
James F. Christy Akron, Ohio.
Guy FraveU, Orient 111.
Clifford J. Fulmer, Waterville, N.Y.
Corporal E. A. Goldbeck, Uvadale.
Privates Eugene F. Haas, Normandy,
Charlea E. HuMbartt, Beecher City,
George Knorr, Youngstown, Ohio.
Howard S. Maxwell, Troy, Tehn.
Joe B. Munns, Whitehavon, Tenn.
Ediuuiad E. Peebles, Dundee, Mich.
Conpoml Clare L. Van Eman, Grove
Privates John Welch, Lisbon, Ohio.
Jame C. Yarbrotigh, Atlanta, Ga.
John J. Callahan, Troy, N. Y.
Joseph Farrell. Philadelphia.
Walter L. Haynca, Hamblcton, W.Va.
Johu William Collins, Augustus, Kan
Died of Wounds Ecived in Action
Beaond .Wertuwt; Charles IL- ,Vl
mer( Pattsvillc Pa. " " V
Privates Paul Revere Leber, Colum
(Continued on page six)
Only About Eight Per Cent
Voted at Last Election
District Well Equipped
Now that the annual election for
school directors is over, it may bo of
som interest to tne voters or uistrici
No. 24 to know that out of the num
ber of voters in the district estimated
at 7,500, only 663 exercised the priv
ilege of votyig last Monday.
District 24extends to the city limits
on the south, about half a milc beyond
l'ie limits on the east and beyond the
fair grounds on the north, with tho river
as the western boundary. In this dis
trict, the valuation of the property as
sessed is $12,007,702.00.
In the district, according to the an
nual report of W, II. Iiurghardt; clerk
of the board, there are, over the age
of four years, and under the ago of
twenty 1907 boys and 2097 girls, a to
tal of 4064. Teaching the pupils iu this
district, averaging something over 3,000,
are 22 male teachers, and 88 female, a
total of 110.
Ol the 110 teachers, six m?n and 47
women have life certificates, and nine
men and 20 women have five year cer
tificates. About oiw third of tho pupils
in the schools are above the eighth
grade. To b exact, the number is 373
boys and S.r9 girls. ,
In the district are 10 school houses.
In the school grounds are 31 acris, and
the grounds and school buildings are
va'ued conservatively at $350,000 while
the furniture and apparatus of the
schools are valued at 40,000. The in
surance on the school buildings is $158,
5f0. Th? male teacher continues to draw
itte big end of the salary as the average
paid the men teachers is $111.73 a
month, while the average monthly com
pensation for the womn teachers is
it the district is one blind child,
while from the district 15 arc attend
ing the Oregon State school for the
Deaf. There arc 9180 books in thfi school
ibrary, 721 having been purchased the
pat school yeat.
Th- chairman of the school board is
the director who has served longest un
dir a school election. For the coming
year this is H. L. Clark and his term
of director will expire one year from
thin month. E. T. Barnes and W. C.
Winslow will serve two years on their
election a year ago and Harley 0. Whit"
and Chauncey Bishop, elected June 17
will erv each three years. At the an-
Inual election to be held one year from)
mis monrn, successor wu ue vievicu
to n. L. Clark.
ITALIAN SITUATION IS
Onlv In MonteDo Yicinitv Have Attacking Austrians Been
Able to Make Slight Gain-Allies Retain Initiative In
Mountain Region Emperor of Austria and Premier of
Italv Both at Front Watch Ooerations of Contending
Armies Along Hundred Mile Front
London, June 19. The Italian situation is more favor
able than it was yesterday it was learned from an author
itative source today. -
The danger in the Montello sector is greatly lessened.
Between the Brenta and the Astico rivers, Austrian
gains were again reduced. . , .
Three Austrian attacks were repulsed between the
Brenta and the Piave. In the Fossalta region, the Italians
pushed the Austrians back to the Piave river and captured
Capodargine, cutting off the Austrians in the Meolo sal
ient (four miles west of river.) But the Italians later
were forced to fall back to the Polants line, still retaining
a gain of a kilometer (about tw6-thirds of a mile).
The Austrians have made a further slight gain at Mont
The Italians have large forces of reserves at strategic
points back of the battle front; ready to fling into the
fighting should the Austrian drive become seriously men
acing, it was learned authoritatively.
. London, June 19. Allies forces still
retain the initiative in the mountain
area of the Itailaa front, while Aus
trians make principal efforts at both
extremes of tho Piave line, it wtjs
learned in last night's statements.
The Italians also maintain an ad
vantage at certain point along the
While tho greatest strategic danger
to the Italians lay in Nthe assault on
their mountain defense, as a major
Austrian bucccss there would compel
withdrawal of the armies along the
Fiave and , probably evacuation of
Venice, the combined British, French
and Italian forces have stopped the
enemy in their tracks.
The Huns therefore, have shitted
their efforts to acquisition of II Mont
ello, the crest guarding tho northern
end of tho Fiavo line, and to the marsh
land ahng the lower Piave.
J 11 both these awas, tne Austnanfi,
who are employing close to a million
men in the entire drive, have registered
their greatest gains. They have ad
vanced a maximum distance of three
miles over 11 Montello, occupying two
thirds of the highland. On the fifteen
mile front between FosactU and the
sea, they have penetrated four miles,
reaching the Fossetta canal at a point
almost midway between the Piave and
Allied troops in the mountain region
occupied Ranca Pizzo, the heights
southeast of Hasso and the spur of
Costalunga, taking several hundred
Along tho Piave, attacks and count
er attacks constantly alternated.
The latest Austrian claim is 3J,0U0
prisoners and 120 guns.
Both Emperor Karl of Austria and
Premior Orlando of Italy are at tho
The French war office last night re
ported increased artillery activity
northwest of Montdidier, on the Amiens
WILL BE SATURDAY JUNE 29
Letters of Invitation Are Be
ing Sent To All the
Homecoming day in Salem will be
oaiturday, June 29 and it Is on this day
that every old timer In the city will
take a day off to greet the hundreds
who are expected to come' to Salem
from all parts of the west just to have
an all around talk of the early days
in the valley.
Upon the arrival of old timers who
have strayed away from the capital
city, they will be properly cared for,
as the organization will make proper
arrangements for entertaining.
For several years the annual home
coming day was held in' Portland,' bnt
last year it was voted to observe the
annual event in Salem. 'Today,' Jetters
are being sent out by the Salem Com-
Wrcial club to hundreds of old tim
frost and between Montdidier and tne
- Berlin "reported . allied ca&nonading
in various sectors on the Flanders
front and between Arras and Albert.
' Field Marshal Hnlg announced suc
cessful British raids In the sector! be
tween Picardy and Flanders frontiv
Austrians Use Many Men
With the Italian Armies in the Field, "
June 19. The enemy has failed, to
make any impression on the mountain '
front, and tho fighting is centered at :
Montello and along tho Piave. .-.
The Austrians are constantly throw-, ,
ing in rcinforcemoiits and are fighting
hard to pierce the Italian river lines.
The Italians counter attacked immedi
ately after every enemy at'ack.
Oif the 25-mile front between Vat
dassa and Mount ToiTiDa, a third of
tho Austrian stormers lio dead bcfore
their original trenches.
Tho ItaMnnr repulsed nine assaults
with fresh itroops en. the heights of
Thrco enemy divisions (-Tti.OOO men)
crossing the Piave on hastily construct
ed 'bridges and the islets in front of
nervosa, have been hemmed in at the
foot of U Montello.
Officers Admit Fallur
Rome, Juno 19. Kncmy officers,
captured in yosterdny's fighting, ad
mitted today that the Austrian offens
ive has failed, a semi-official statement
Both Austrian officers and men cap
tured are profoundly affected by their
enormous lowes and their failure to
attain a single objective.
Tho enemy's casualties have been
enormous. The Twenty Seventh and.
Thirty Second enemy divisions, with-,
drawn from tho Mount Grappa region,
wore reduced to a few thousands.
On the Montello crest, tho Thirty,
(Continued on page three)
ers in all parts of the west, notifying
them that the annual Homecoming day
will bo hold in Salem Saturday June 2'J
Every old timer and even those who
do not ckss themselves as in tho pri
mary pioneer class, will be invited to
came to Salenif. Those living close ia
are to bring their lunch, baskets for
the grand spread in Willson park,
where coffee will be furnished to all.
The Homecoming day for those who'
have wandered aay from the valley
won Aafnhfci.hprl in tlia ftitimnAr nf 191'J
'and this year will be the first time
when all will lie invited to balcm. .
There are hundreds of old timers
who are asked to invite their friends
to como' to &alem -for the one day.
Among those who are ircteiested ia
this annual event are Justice and Mrs.
George If. Burnett, Mr. and Mrs. A. N.
lush, Mt. and Mrs- O. P. LitehfieM,
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Moores, P. H. J -Amy,
Joseph H. Albert, Hal P. Pat
ton, K. Cooke Patton, E. M. t'roisan,
B. P. Boise, Mr. and Mm. J. A. Eaker,
and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brown.