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July 24, 1913
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CONTRACTS "SCRAPS OF PAPER."
The action of the Portland school board in remov
ing Superintendent Alderman from his position regard
less of his contract with the board under which he was
to hold the position until July, 1919, brings up some rath
er interesting questions. The action of the board, is in
an opinion by the district attorney of Multnomah county,
upheld, and the authority of the board to make the re
moval is asserted. It is but a short time since the school
boards were complaining because the teachers were un
der the law held not bound by any contract they might
make with the boards. They could quit at almost any
time, and the beards thought they were badly used bo
cause of this. Under the ruling of the district attorney
alluded to, the shoe is now on the other foot and the
boards are not bound by any contract they make, but
enn discharge any employe at any time. It looks to a
layman as though the law giving the school board the
right to set aside. its own contracts is a violation of the
constitutional provision that "no state shall pass any law
impairing the obligation of contracts," but the lawyers
?udent!y see a road around this. If a person entering
into a contract with a school board to teach or superin
tend schools can be set at the job of "superintendent of
yar work," why cannot he or she be given a 30b of curry
ins mules or sweeping the streets in lieu of it? We arc-
not setting our opinion up against that of the Portland
. ttorney, duc merely maiung a suggestion, it sin&tj.i
the average man that the law looks upon a contract about
as the kaiser does on a treaty. Anyway, the school board
5s given powers of a dictatorial nature in which the only
limit is the will. If it is wrong to violate a treaty when
it no longer satisfies one of the parties who made it, why
is it right to violate a contract under similar conditions?
The two are the same thing in principle, differing only
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A short time ago the Huns were denying there were
a million Americans in France and placed the number at
twenty thousand. Since the allies began their offensive
the Germans have changed their opinion and now assert
there are ten millions of them there. Evidently they have
been given an object lesson that was convincing.. Any
way it shows a great change in the estimates.
The French made a gain of two miles at one point
yesterday, capturing 1,200 prisoners and at another point
l,g00 prisoners were taken and substantial gains in ter
ritory were made. This nibbling is making the slice of
bread look pretty small especially to the Germans, who
in this case represent the bread.
Now it is the Persians who are starving and appeal
ing to the United States to send them food, which it will
do. .The old boast that "America feeds the world," has
proved not an idle one, for without the foodstuffs of
this country fr the past four years Europe would have
starved 'to death.
Hoover says the food crisis is past and the submarine
menace no longer reared. We have built ships enough to
carry foodstuffs to the allies and supply our own boys
wun everytnmg needed.
Instead of being at each other's throats as the kaiser
would have had them, Americans and Japanese will per-
naps soon oe shoulder to shoulder driving the kaisers
troops out ot Siberia.
Now it is proposed to launch one hundred ships on
Labor Day. That should make a splash that would be
heard even in Berlin.
THE MAY BE FINED.
J WW A WM M W 2
A dozen or more contractors furnishing raincoats
for the army have been arrested in New York for brib
ery and conspiracy. The substance of the charges is that
the manufacturers conspired with certain quartermaster
officers to supply an nferior quality of raincoats, the
officers passing them. It is claimed that these when used
in France went to pieces after a few days and were no
protection whatever to the boys exposed in the trenches.
It will be worth while keeping an eye on these cases to
discover what punishment is meted out in case of convic
v tion. The courts following the usual American plan the
chances are will "fine them." This is practically no pun
ishment at all, and is in fact an inducement for others to
fellow their example, for if caught part of their ill-gotten
gains ar taken from them, while if not either discover
ed or convicted they get away with the whole plunder.
The punishment for all such offenses should be a long
term in prison, since capital punishment is beyond the
courts to inflict, so that there will be no inducement for
others to get rich by worse than theft, and by exposing
the men who are fighting our battles, to rain and storm,
and appropriating to themselves the money put up by the
people for the boys, for their own use. If the courts do
not sufficiently punish this kind of "Hunism" there should
le enough red-blooded men in New York to attend to the
matter, and place all that kind of profiteersmen in such
a place that their legs would not reach from their bodies
to the ground.
The German war office continues to tell the German
people that everything is lovely on the Marne and that!
the allies are repulsed at all points. The present retreat 1
is called a victory, and the assertion made that the ob
jectives sought by the Germans in crossing the Marne
were all accomplished. If this is the case, the only object
they had in crossing was to give the allies the pleasure
of driving them back again. Sometime "in the course of
years the German people will begin to doubt the veracity
of their leaders.
The men are driven forth to work, to keep the pul
leys humming, and any chap who tries to shirk will surely
get what's coming. The lad who used to bask all day, is
busy as a gopher; in times like these it doesn't pay to show
up as a loafer. Male idlers find their day is o'er; if they
've a kick they can it; the man who has no useful chore
mist hunt another planet. But how about the dame se
rene, through life so idly ambling, who burns up tubs of
gasoline in vain and foolish rambling ? Her thoughts are
still of trifling things, of laces and of collars, of blondined
hair and diamond rings," and shoes at twenty dollars. She
thinks the war a horrid bore to which kings are addicted;
her heart of celluloid is sore, that sugar is restricted. She
sees her loyal sisters strain and toil in useful service; and
sights like this give her a pain, they make her tired and
nervous. Oh, let's dragoon the stall-fed dames, sav to
them; "Work or perish," and drag them from the silly
games that they ignobly cherish. If Jack must use his
strength and skill to help preserve the nation, it's only fair
mac Bister jiu snouia worn out ner salvation.
FREXCH CEEW PITS CAPTURED GERMAN TANK IX ORDER This German tank was cuptiire,! during tha
thick of the recent fighting. It was pat in order again (having been demolished) after 12 day 's work under ena
my fire and brought back to the rear line. French Official Photograph from Underwood & Underwood.
ing to listen to her. But I soon left
j her, anil sent Annie to help her unpack
; The Woman Who Changed XZX? on,y lu8'
. "She's just lovely, Mary!'' I said
By JANE PHELPS to. the t ook, as I .went into the kitchen
i a moment- Mary was still mv confidant
t in any household matters, altho I was
not ao in need of her as when I was
MB. AND MBS. BABCOCK ABBIVB. ! first married, or when I had been un
"She looks mice," Mary returned,
by which I knew she had been peeping
when my guest arrived. "She's old
"No, not old.' but of onrse older
than I am. I want everything partic
ularly nice, every iugle meal, while
she k here. She has a wonderful cook."
I added, so putting Mary on her met
tle. "Hugh" she miffed. "I guess wo
can give her as good as she gets at
I smiled aa I loft the kitchen. I
knew there would be nothing served
to my guests -which was not as perfect
as Mary icould make it. A little flat
tery mixed with praise of some dinner
I had attended always brought the ro-
"I'll take a back seat for no one,
when it comes to cookin'." Then she
would take particular paii
Tomorrow A delightful visit )
Treble Clefs at Chautauqua
Four Talented Young Ladies Present Two i
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TREBLE CLEF CLUB.
Tqnr chormbif yonng ladles, gifted with rare ability as musicians and en
tartalncrs. consUtute Uie Treble Oef Club comlnir to Chini,on. t,i.
;pony, under the lendorslilp of Jessie Rae Taylor, Las won a place among tha
ion-most pmirorra orgmiiwuons. They present a splendid and varied pro
irnim of yocnl solos, duets, quartets, wsturaod sketches' and readings. Miss
laylor is probably the most widely known lady Impersonator upon the Chan
tnuqua plutfoim aud has the distinction of being the only woman member
X the Wig and Creas l'alnt Club of tha International Lyceum Association.
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The morning we expected them, our
guesttj arrived. Their train got into
Morelaml very early, so 1 dressed to
meet Mrs. Babeock before I went down
to Ibreakfast. Then, after wo finished,
I ran up to the guest room, arranged
the freshly-cut flowers which had just
been delivered, and hurried down to
go to the station.
To my surprise, George was waiting
fur me. -
You have been eo thoughtful, I
rather imagined you might tike me to
ride to tho station with you," he said
when I oxpressed my surprise.
"Indeed I shall! It will be ever so
ninth aiieer," I told him- I knew it
was my reward for doing what pleased
kirn. That was his way.
We hatted quite gayly, on our way,
bat as we neared the Mntion some of
my old fears as to my ability to play
hostess arose. I gave them uterance,
and, to my surprise, George only
laughed at me.
"Nonsnse! you will carry it off al
right," he isaid, jut as we reached
our destination. We had scarcely no
wait at all, and "before I had time to
worry or think any more about my
own shortcomings, the tram was in,
and we wero welcoming them.
AX APPRECIATIVE GUEST.
"This is so kind of-you," Mrs. Bab
cock said, regarding my meeting her.
"So early, too. I inely did not ex
pect such consideration."
Ueorge henrrt, nnd fairly warned.
Altlw) he rarely praised mo himself,
1 had noticed that he was pleased
when others did.
Mr. Baibock went directly to the
office with George; Mrs. Balicock and
I drove home, altho I had told the
chauffeur to take us thru, the prettiest
part of the tojvn. There were eome
beautiful homes in iJoreland, and as
it wa s lovely bright day, they showed
to good advantage.
"What a charming iplaice," Mrs.
Babeock .said in her low, cultivated
voire, a voice that Geoge had said was
'.'es, it is a pretty place," I re
plied, then mentioned the names of
some of the residents who occupied
the handsomest places, Korae of them
wero familiar (to her, and she asked
several questions, showing her interest.
She wasn't going to 'be a bit hard to
entertain, I thought, as we reached the
I went upstairs with her, altho An
nie was to wait upon her while she
was with us. She was so pleased with
my little preparations for her comfort,
aud seemed to know that I had at
tended to them myself, for Bhe said:
"This is charming! and you have
made it so homelike. I am going to
kiss yon, my dear, may If We have
talked a great deal of ' you, eince you
were in Chicago. You are very like
our darling girl."
"I ant so glad-" I replied as I
raised mv face for a kis "And 1
am also happy that you and Mr. Bab
cock like me-' I am young and make
many mistakes, but I want to please.
I "don 't know why I should have
spoken as I did. Something in her
manner made me want so ten ner
that I was trvinff to make myself
into a woman who did things in the
"My dear, yon please without try
ing, voa't tmntt or yonrscir as Do
ing obliged to put forth nsdue effort
to please people. Just be your own,
sweet, natural self."
A Comfortable reeling
"That's the wav mother talks to
me! But, you see, Mrs. Babeock, I had
always before lived in a country town;
lty ways and city people were so new
to me, that I have felt I must be
thinking of what I did and what I said
"Perhaps, at first, that may been
in a way, necessary, lsut it w so no
longer. You have nothing to fear by
comparison with eity women or your
own age. You should not think of com-
l-anng vourself with those who are
joldrr in years nnd in experience."
It gave me such a comfortable feel-
Clippings From Home
.... By Miss Gladys Mclntyre.
(Writtea for the United Press.)
' With tho American Troops at tho
The Front, Juno 19. (By Hull) Ono
of tho pleasant surprises we have had
since we arrived ou the fron'v are the
letters aud clippings we receive from
home many of them from folks we never
knew. Wo had no idea when we cam.3
over that the people would write to us
in such nice letters.
The boys in the regiment are just he
ginnine to get clippings and letters
, about our experiences in Sieeheprey, and
they always bring them around. They
goJin as tickled as we arcover the3e
We have to admit to ourselves some
times, though we never do to anyone
eho, that wo get homesick so far over
here, and we f.oci lonesome, in spite of
all the kindnesses the boys show as. I
guess it 's just because wo are. girls,
and aren't soldiers vet.. But tho letters
from homo help out, even when they are
from someone we nover have seen.
A "Peachy" One."
We got a peachy one yesterday from
an old soldier. It was addressed to my
sister, just ' ' Miss Irene Mclntyre, Some
Where In France, in care 17. S. Salvation
Army". But it reached us. We thought
it was fuuny when we started to read
it, but when we were half way through,
wo were prettv Berious. As soon as we
finished, I sat down and wrote tho old
soldier a long letter, and told him w?
were going to adopt him for o'lr grand
father. We haven't any grandfathers to be afraid,
' Misses Gladys and Irene Mclnty
' ' You may no doubt be surprised to re
If $ Joy To Cook
For Yankee Lads
&T Miss Irene Mclntyre.
(Written lor tho United Press.)
With the American Boys at the
Front, June 19. (By Mail.) W are
grateful to bo over here with our army
and feel we are havinir wonderful luck
to bo abte to make doughnuts and pies
iur vur wt m in-e war.
Wo had no idlca at all what our work
would ibe when we first camo but we
wero quite prepared for nnvthinir. Wa
only feared that we would not be sent
to tho front and would bo doomed te
remain in the rear.
At Bonleau, whea I landed and met
the colonel, my first words were to ask.
him to send me as far forward as he
could. Ho smiled and said nothing.
so 1 waited in susneniie.
Gladys, my sister, had come over
oorlier, and was then "somewhere in
France at the front.'' There was joy
for me when tho colonel gave me orders
to go to the little village where my
sister was working, the most advan'ce
point at which women were allowed
ia our army, and probably in any army.
Order Brings Joy,
I had anticipated a gradual advaacs
into tho zone of the army from on
ipost to another and was trying hard
to keep from lotting my eagerness
to g where they were thickest front
getting the best of me. My delight
was all the greater on that account aiii
little sister and I had a joyous re
union. There is no way to tell how happy
we are to bo herj. Our soldier bnv
are the best in the world. The, ap
preciate tho tiniest thina we do for
thorn and surprise us constantly wita
grioner Kindnesses than we ever show
them. They are awfully good and gen
tle and thoughtful around us. in sriite
of the strain they are under out here
in the trenches.
The other niht during a heavv bar
rage from both sides, when shells were
breaking on Uio edge ol our woods, a
uuugiwwy stood under our -window te
reassure us if we became lalarmed.
Wo did not learn of it until morning
wnen ue asxed us it we had beea
scared. I said, "Why, no, you didn't
hear us make a sound, did'yout"
He Was On Guard.
"Xo," he responded, "You didn't
say a word for two hours but I stayed
there ibecause I knew you couldnlt ba
asleep and must befrightened. If any
thing had happened, I might have
At the time of the bombardment of
our kitchen in the Siecheiprey batla,
when I was picking up a few things
in the hut preparatory to our enforced
departure by the general's orders, the
shells were bursting on all sides with
ia a few yards-
A eainoufleur who had 'been verT
good to us came in to holp me, and as
the shells burst ho said in such a quiet
voice, "I think we had better stand
against this wall for a few minutes,
If a shell should strike in, the wall
would fall so hero wo will be safe."
Then ho went on talking" nuietlv a-
bout other things, and made me forget
eflivo a. letter from an old soldier you
never saw or heard of, but in my paper
I read about your brave and heroic ser
vice ou the front, somewhere in France.
POLK CHOP IS PROMISING
Erckreall, Or, July 24. A survey
completed in .Polk county with respect
to tho fruit crop this season shows
that the county ha9 a prospect of har
vesting a crop of 9-250,Of)0 pounds of
prunes this season. The survey was
where you braved the gas and shells of by a committee from the Commer
the Hum to serve hot coffee, and dough-!''1"1 clm m JWas. Ihere are now 46JJ
nuts to the Yankee bovs, for more than) 81:1,09 Vae trees in the county,
a week, and then retired onlv npon or- L!,st ycr the Armsby packing plan
dors of the commanding officer. J' handled 5,000,000 pounds of
"You don't know how proud I was ,11- Pkmts at Monmouth and Dallas
when I read that account! But I said.!11 Tr"te th,s 'all and .thf.,e. r?
'That's American .and those two n-irlsif Cral othef, maUT and ?d;vlllu1
Ml I ' T am on Ml. 0VC.T 0y, OWned Dy tU
Many thousands of dollars will ac-
are of the true blood!' I am an old sol
dier of tho war of '61-'65. We didn't
have such bravo girls as you to ehecr
us on and serve us with hot coffee. Wa
had to do without until we could serve
"Wa Will Win."
"Xow, with such brave heroines in
our camps and in the tranches to cheer
,411.9 boys on, wo will win. I have one
soa in the service, but he has not left
the states yet. He's a first lieutenant
in the 338th infantry, company I, locat
ed at Camp Custer, Battle Creek, Mich.
There is only one thing I regret, and
that is that I am too old to go mvself.
But such brave boys and girls will never
crue to ithe growers as
the fall harvest
the result of
let that grand old flag that we preserve
ed in the 60 's, trail in the dust.
"May God's protecting hand save yo
from ail harm is my prayer.
"Jesse E. Pauley,
" "P. S. If this letter reaches you and
it is possible for you to answer it,' I
want you to tell me all about yoursel
ves, aud all the news you can tell with
out violating tha rules of the censor."