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FORTY-FIRST YEAR NO. 133."
SALEM, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST, 21, 1918.
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RAL MANGIN ADVANCES HIS
VALLt'j-NQYON TWO MILES AWAY
- - - aaa May
1 TOTAL ADVANCE SIX MILES
BRITISH UNDER BY1NG GAIN MILE
Noyon and Lassigny Must Soon Fall. British Under Gen
eral Byng Advance Three Miles In Attack lliis Morning
Between Arras and Albeit Germans Hoarding Reser
ves And Military Men Belbve They Intend To Risk AH
In New Desperate Offensive.
By John De Gandt
' I'nitcd' Press Strtf f Corespondent.)
Paris, Aug. 21. 3:50 p. m.) French
troops, out flanking Ourscampa forest
bave reached a point near Pontoise, less
than 4000 yards (siightly more than two
miles) southeast of Noyon.
Pressure is being methodically exert
ed toward Lassiguy and Noyon. The
latter is now more threatened from the
southeast than from the southwest.
Catneliu (seven miles southeast of
Noyon) and Blerancourt (a mile south
ttat cf Caniclin) have been passed.
; (This latter paragraph represents a to
tal advance of six miles by Hanging
Galas Three Mileg
Loudon, Auj . 21. (4:35 p. m.)
General Mangiu has flung his left wing
forward an additional three mileg in the
Oise valley, penetrating to within 1cm
than two milts of Noyon, according io
- dirpatches received this afternoon. His
right wing, (near Soissons) luuue a
slight advance today.
At 2 p. m. it was learned the French
Hue between the Oise and the Atsne ran
From Semplegsy, held by the Ger
mans (on the south bank of the Oise, a
mile and a half directly south of Noy
on); through Pontoise, LaPoherele, Ca
nielin and Blerancourt, all held by the
French; through St. Aubin, held by the
Germans and through LaTour farm, La
val and Courtril, all held by the French.
By Lowell Mellett
(United Preps staff correspondent)
With the British Armies in France,
An. 21. General Byng's army struck
the Germans on a ten mile front be
tween Arras and Albert during a heavy
fog this morning.
Thjs attack began shortly before five
fl. in. and by 1 o'clock the British had
saptmed Moyennevillvr. Coiircelles,
J'ln-ouoy, Ab'ainezville, Achiet Le- Pe
tit and Beaueourf fur -Ant-re.
General Byng's Third army held the
lin" between Arras and a point near
ft. (jucntin at the ojtening of the Ger
jinn offensive, March 21. He withstood
THREATEN TO LEAVE
Claim Their Lives' In Dan
ger And No Protection Is
Washington! Au. 21. Skilled An.e-i-an
work.uen aai British wnil.ineii h
.Mexican oil ft 'lis are threatening to
leave, alleging their lives are unsafe,
.representative of private oil int. r
-s declared t i '.iy. State de artoieat
official? had lea-d nothing of uli a
ftep recently, ulthough for man) month
killed workmen have Wen dissattsu
id with their protection.
Exodus of these men would hold up
the oil supply to tie navies of Eng'ai
nud th. Tniiel Slates an. wou.l l be a
serious blow to war Ians.
Bandits have recently robbed ani
- ,,.r,,. , I sev-ril utile workers in
Tanspie. distrf : and a number of pay
ii.il iob!.'ri- ! v,. ori urrt-.l, oil mea
h- r say. F r- are not rrir:tleij
t -nrry arst f ;r teit defeat. j
T!i. Carr;v i 'v-r',mrr --r the.
'.t'tu!ita s;v if '-ffeet is f (.( red :
t . ri -.! s d oil ia--K o;:
(Cn.il-si es page- three) i
BE FORCED BACK
tie enemy assaults successfully until
Rough's Fifth army on the' right sud
denly gave way when he was compell
ed to retire iii order to maintain the
I Byng, in his attack at Cambrai last
year, was the first general ever to em-
i ioy tatiKs sueeesstuu-. Ho is recog
nize 1 a one of the greatest field com
manders developed in the war.
j The attack, which the Hermans are
knuwn to have been expecting last
I week, burst upon them through a cam
jOuf!a$e of mist which lay thickly over
the ragged and worn battlefield, and
clinging to the ground, while tank,,
.cavalry and infantry pushed their way
'over and around the trenches and now
iwire entanglements, " r
The British had made good progress
before the nun suddenly broke through
the mist at 9 o'clock, revealing the
boehes had been cleared out of most
'points on this side of the high embank
j merit cf the Arras-Albert railway. A
sinjrlo crash of artillery preceded th
Advance Three Miles
London, Aug. 21. (1:13 p. m ) The
'British, in their new attack between
! Arra.s and Albert, arc reported to have
'progressed three miles in the center.
reaching Aebiet-Le-Grand (three miles
northwest of Bapaume.)
! At other poiuta in the line Byng's
men have gone ahead two miles. Infor
mation is indefinite, but Bcaucourt-.Hur-Ancre.
viile and Couccellos are reported to
have been occupied.
The attack ig reported to have been
a complete surprise and to have been
mii-3 without any artillery preparation
By Webb Miller
(Cniti'd Press staff correspondent)
Aug. 21. (10 a. m. ) General
Manjjia is continuing his advance be-
ft ween the Oise and Aisne and ha
made additional important gains at
some poi'its. Several more vil'agei have
j H is gradually extending his fijjh
, irj front eastward until now it reach-
I ' i'nniinued on page two)
VETERANS HAVE NOT
Will Select Site For Next En
Porr'and. Ore., Aug. 210. A. ft.
vf!M here for the aational encamp-ta'-'3t
proved th'-iu selves good campalgn
in a KilitieaI sense f.day wLeti
t'se b g drive was opened for th? elec
tion of a commander in chief tomorrow
rs ! O. K. Adam of Omaha,
si ha a Urge and ardent foMowiof
from that and other s atcj appearei
ti be a baling candidate. Hi earn
M'p has been extensive and pr
Upswing him is F. ('. Hard of fe
atr!, whose followers got a somewhat
la'ec sitsrt. ,
Aatia;ent is 1-eing felt cut regarding
th fitr for "the next en'anipni-nt
(' rs.bti. Ohio ka frMinl favor with
ruaiy veteran., who have a keen
m crawly of the long trip here and a!
mir te Ctbio city's central Iwation.
Ii?gt!n also are urging te Mi-snet
aid I's jI. The reg!a"i'.a i
t r held last !gt. Tite i i 'r.
tiv ealueted a bu;ne os.
GENERAL BY N G IS
Sector Where He Attacks Is
Nearest Hindenhurg Line
Of Any On Front
By J. W. T. Mason.
(I'nited Press War Kxpert.)
New Vork, Aug. 21. Todav 's attack
tv the Biitish Third army north of the
Aucro, is for th immediate purpo.-e of
'liiviii,T the German front back beimtn
Albeit and Arras and r waring another
dangerous salient which will compel cu
Himlenburg to withdarw still furthir
G.'iiernl Byng, who coniuiands the new
offensive, is the creator of the tank
shock tactics which have made obsolete
the long bombardments preliminary to
tho infantry going over the top. '
Gi'iieral llvim broui'lit tlii- dement of!
j surprise back into inulern w arfare. This'
is the first opportunity lie has hnd to
show his genius as an offensive comman
der inco he broke the Hiudenbiirg line
at Cimhrai, at the end of the British
eampnigit last autumn.
The sector along which General Eyng
it atta''kiii! today is the nearest to the
LHinoVnbui-j linu, of any par at the
west fint. Ihe distant vanes from
two to twenty miles. The immt import-.
S'.n intermediate point is liaupnunie,
about eight miles east of the British
front and ten miles west of the llindcn
The principal highroad and railway
running into the German front between
Albert au, Arras passes through Ba
puume. Us capture by the British would
t-nd to push the Germans back to the
Kimtcnhutg line at a point where the
would have to be supplied from Cam
brai The association of General Byng's
name witn tV British siicerss at Cain
brai immediately suggests that his jitrv
eut strategy has as its iiltimnte object
ive the development of a situation that
may again briny Oambrai into the urea
of actual coinlint. The situation contains
I highly dramatic possibilities w hile it is
j certain to disarrange still further Von
! llindenbiirg's essential plans for I uild
i ing up a reserve armv.
MILLS TIED UP
Tacoina, Wash-, Aug. 21. Cereal
workers struck here yesterday, tying
up three of the -ity' largest floor
mills, The men demand an increase in
J. M. iVclirun, business fluent of the
'"real workers union, and managers of
;the mills involved, with representatives
jof the war labor board, held a five
jh-ior conference, but tailed to reach sn
Jeireciiient and the wa ' kont followed.
21 AIRPLANES AND
Besides Various German Mil
itary Centers Were Well
I-ri.b, Aug. 21. Twenty one ene
my airplanr and four hostile balloons
were brought down Monday, and va
rious tie'man milt'ary eeaters were
ticmbe I, the air ministry aniiKiime J to
day tv.en British ma hints were lo.t.
"arlv in the uitirning of August If,
: it our tv".mn. i-iiibined in a
very 'icccsful attack on the I'tialeoi
pin a Irdmme south of I,ille,"the state
"Many bombs wee dr'ipfw. from a
biW- height and maehine guns were u
el w.t'a g oi effc-t t larger.. Hersl
enemy rii-hines whirb attempted to in-tfrft-re
with our p!aa-s were prevented
fron. st'i klng by our seouttng wpis 1
r .n- Ail the marhiiies engaged in tbi
lad r-'turoed fely.
"Itroge dock and the iswiwsv of
It" ' anil a min.U r of fwmy dnmp
arm. y Irttmiw.d by u. The tout
bomb dropped during the
Omtia)J oa page three)
IVViLL HAKE DRIVE
ON ALL WHO DODGE
TAX ON INCOMES
HcAioo Asks Conn-ess For
Authority To Make AH
THIS ALTHOUGH TKEY
ARE NOT SUBJECT TO TAX
Revenue Collector Roper
He Can Gather In One
Washington, Aug. 21. A billion dol
lar drive on ineome and races profit
tax slackers will be authorized in the
new revenue bill. To prevent future
tax dodging. Secretary of the Treas
ury McAdoo has asked congress for
authority to force every person in the
country to make an ineome tax return
whether or not he i liable to the tax.
These two move to get every pos
Bible dollar to carry on th war were
revealed today ia statement of intern
al revenue Collector Koer, before the
house ways and means committee.
Roper assured the committee that if
he was given IO,0(W,t;00 to hire the
necessary fore of accountants he could
collect l,t)tt0.O0O,0(Ki the sum he esti
mates the government has been cheated
out of in 191(1 and 1917 alone.
The committee authorised the appro
priations immediately following Ho
per 'a statement.
foul companies are among the prin
cipal tax dodgers. Roper showed.
Auditing lias been done by a force
of HI) men working from .lime 1 to
August II), Farmers are also under
suspicion because of the fact that only
14,000 in th entira utrtlon Subinlttwi
tax reports last year. KoperS report
Only about two per cent of the na
tion's saloonkeepers made returns
ttovie stars and actors are also going
to le asked tu verify press agent re
ports of fabulous salaries, ltopcr told
he iioiiinittee he plans tn organize
nverly auditing units of expert ac
countants, each unit to go into the o
tiu -.s of alt ci.in;iLi( s in rertain line of
busiiu sj to gi t every dollar due the
(Continued on page six)
ALONG BRITISH FRONT
ENEM FALLS BACK
Ose Regiment Sends Protest
To Commander When Or
dered to Attack.
By Lowel Mellett
(I'uitc l I'ress Stuff Cm ri spondenl )
With The lirittsh Army li. Frnnee.
Aug. 8'). Whether it is because th"
meus fighting siiits aie gone or b:
cBLe the higher c mands are (bdi'f
eiately following a program involving
retirement whenever they are rushed.
the liriti.-li are finding that on various
jpuits of tti'-ir line the Geriusns i:w
jway with an unesiMKteil readiness l!i.t
iii like shallow fighting at tines
f All withdrawals n far have bee ,
, explained by the '.-rintt n-- 'is : ib-.i'o
iti shi.'ten their bit'', iimsiu'ieh as tl'i.
!hus luen the actual "ff"-!. In utise
j inslaiit es, though it lias li ft the tier j
(mans in less satisfactory positions
than tbo.e abandoned. j
An interesting feature of tli ad t
vsnce today in the Merville region
where th- Geriusn offit-er -ecm tin
Murder And Suicide
Or Else Double Murder I
J'reno, CaJ , Aug. 21 An iiKjue.t j
wa. to be held this af.'ernmii over the;
bo4ie of Gladys Kodgen, aged 11, and I
Whitniaa Curtis, aged who were;
found yesterday in a burning building!
and with bullet ttounna in tln-ir bmlies
No reasonable moive for eithi-r nitir-t
der or sub id had been worked out '
by the po!i befoie the iniiet was,
railed. V,'bther'the boy and girl form !
ed a suicide pact, or. whether they were
murdered were the two theories on
h:tb the iuifoiiy was to be based, j
The girl was not tit ad ah"n a neigh
txir I'lvwt til' in. nne is sai l to nave
et,e dir,i. Powder burns were n tbe! Another Ibn.g a fully .(uipd loaf
gilt's, arms. The If had a bullet in ' ''' rrrtet is a lutle l.ok givio'
k, h-art. A rol was grasped in "', "'"" all tfa titles. When
the girl's fcat.4. s.iucbiid ly wants t' prove !"-
VotmU "t B"'tB-r the V- ir tfc,. g'-rl buddy el-e atuek up the ',
t'ta',4 offer duln- i" Wl y beeats at th' dairy luueh,"
TELLS WHERE THE
About 1,400,000 Men Now Vi
SCOURED THE WORLD TO
GET REQUIRED VESSELS
Line On Western Front Short-
ened By au nines ey Re
Washington, Aug. 21. Thirty two
completely organised American divisions
(around VUh',000 men) are now in
France. Chief of Staff March announced
them as follows: ,
One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six,
Twenty K'x, Twenty Seven, Twenty
Fight, Twenty Nine, xiiirty, Ti.irly
Two, Thirty Thiee, Thirty Five, Thlr
ty Six, Thirty Seven, Forty One, Forty
Two, Seventy Six, Seventy Seven, Sev
enty Fight, Seventy Nine, Kiglity,
Kighty One, Eighty Two, Eighty Three,
Eighty Five, Kiglitv Nine, N'iuety,
Ninety One, Ninety Two and Ninety j
March Hiintcd out that to accomplish
this remarkable task bad been luu-es
sary to scour the world for ships, while i
to maintain the present progress anil
achieve the projected four million roil"
wouid require gathering still more snip
The emergency fleet corporation is do
ing " sp'eudidly " to catch up, March
said, "but hiring and chartering of
other ships will be necessary to meet
the increased effort."
. The ckiuf tainted -to the slgnlftrant
fact that the general effect f the Mows
recently dealt the Germans has been tu
shorten the line from the North sea to
Khelms mi that today it stands at less
than 200 miles a reduction of fifty
miles through the past weeks opera
I He Identified Os the Fifth divlcion
the American unit which captured Kra
jpelle in the St. Die region, smoothing
.nut a salient, leaving the Americans
'there only four miles from the German
(Continued on page three)
with the idea of getting their
forces safely out of the path ot
the Kriti-h, is that these bodies are
jpart of the army of General Voielletii
batdi hIio as a writer, was a propmi
jt'nt of thn idea that the only wy to
fight is to advance,
Some light on the. boehe spirit oi
Hark of it, was gained night lfore
lust, whii a certain German regiment,
having retired loo far, wat ordered to
attai k ("uisit ux (north of Albert), The
regiment refused, prearing a written
( ontlnitcd on page three)
ABE MARTIN I
; -jlaiir if' '
QUESTION OF DRAFTING
BOYSOF18AND 19 YEARS
MAY DELAY THE BILL
Many UnwilRng To Draft
These. This May Hold
Off Action On Bill
Washington. Aug. 21. I'nwilliugness
of some members of congress to draft
men under twenty threatened today to
I'Un'k temporarily the army program of
getting eighty divisions of American
troops in France by next June.
This is the program Chief of Staff
March has declared will beat Germany
during lt'li. The man power bill, as it
will be reported to the house today by
the military affairs committee, carries
an amendment ptai ing boys of H and
19 in special classes to be called af
ter all older men in class 1 are sum
moned. The amendment threatens to
impede the army program in two ways.
Kirst, to delay its pas.Hge through the
house and senate and in all probability
force prolonged conferences between
the two housos.
Second, to force General frowder
to go over again much of the work al
ready completed in preparation for the
As a result, President Wilson if nec
essary will appeal personally to con
gress to strike out the objectionable
provision. Vuless the man power bill
is euncted within the next mouth the
war deartnieiit wi'l lie furred to cur
tail troop shipments to France or take
the chance of an industrial upheaval
HEAVY FIRING HEARD
Of F ATLANTIC COAST
Suspicious Tramp Stamer Re
ported In Neighborhood.
Is Not Target Practice
' An Atlantic Fort, Aug. 2l.--BcporU
of heavy filing J miles off the Atlantic
const, which may Indicate a battle be
tween a steamer and a submarine, were
biuiight here by captuins of several fish
Captain George F. Perry, of the
Schooner tloodspocd, repotted seeing a
large slcftuiVr firing at an objett in tlia
water early In the day and the jah of
her guns could be plainly seen, accord ng
to Cnplaln Perry,
Other rnptuius also reported the fir
ing. Captain Perry declared lie heard one,
iliut which was followed a few ncrunds
Inter by four more shots, l.ntcr a ves
sel was ween making full steam in tho
direction from which the firing came.
The cnplaiu of the schooner Ilortense
repoited a suspicious trump steamer
which apparently carried lio flags, It
was cruising about the locality where
tin r captains reported they licin J the
That the firing was naval gun prac
tice was not considered likely by the
Fort Shciida, 111,, Aug. ill, - Philip
l.:i!'o!ictte, son of henutor Lat'ollette
utii one lot-''"' to win tinny roniiuissions
ill lio lo t Mlo-ridun training rump, it
w lis i'liuoii..'. - d today.
um ary. r
General Penhing'$ Official Report
The following casualties are reported
by the commanding general of the Am-(
erii-an expeditionary forces.
Killed in action '12
Miaiba? in action . "
Wouiidel Severely .. W-
Itied of WuaiitU , 5
IHid of accident and other causes .. 2
Wounded, degree undeterniined 5
lieo of iliavss . '
Killed la Action.
I.ieulenants John Andre Inherty,
llostoii, Mess; tieorge M. Gerald, Ja.,
Hergeaiits On Amob, Higland Park,
Ky; t'ltirence H. Perkins, North Htar,
Mich; Kothsey K. Williams Hoau Mouu
at in, Temi.
Corpttrsls Charles Albret ht. ft, U,uU
Mo; Uui A. Mangold, Milwaukee,
Wis; Charles J. rluileski Oneida, Wis;
Martin . Jaeolrson, l.itrhvillr, N. 1.
Otto A. fiasel, Milwaukee, Wis; Omar
f. Ilrrk, Itutlerville, Ind; Chester L.
Itemiett, Haddenfiel l, X, V J Frank J.
Castagne, Ked Jlout.; Julian
Cie-k, Mionespolia Minn; Nick Cu?a,
Chicago; William Egle, Palisade, Neb;
Henrv Fresstiike, Iieitt, Mhih.j Guy 14.
Geoige, hhswsno Wis.; Joo Gore,
Miawniot, Wis; Charles J. Gross Jr.,
tileiin, !.; Rutben '. Hall. Kandolh
Te; Vernon Johnson, Cillispie, 111;
by invading deferred classes, accord
ing to Secretary of Wr Baker, Gen
eral March and I'rovost Marsh.il Gen-"
'eral Crewder. ,
Opponents of the Amemlnn'i t today
however still held out hope tha U csa
be defeated on the floor. Kvery commit
tee nun who voted against the measuro
reserved the right to fight it. They will
point out that the country already I, a
,the promise of Secretary of War jlakcr
that boy4 of Is) will be" the last tailed
and the calling of these men cannot"
bo deferred iu any event later thaa
! General Crowdet'a statement that
such a plan would force amendment of'
regulations and reprinting of- question-1
nains resulting iu Jong delay and con
fusion, wilt also be used to battle th
Administration pressure may be call-'
ed into the fight, if it be. 'utiles nccei--sary.
i Another amendment opposed Viy Bak
er which will likely go into the bill
providing for the drafting of the so
called marring, slacker, ltaker has
asked that this be left to regulations
because they are not so rigid as writ
The Thomas work or fight amend
ment is almost sure to be left out ot
the bill when It goes to the house.
Although the man power bill will bo
reported today. Chairman IVnt of tho
military committee does not expect to
call it up until Thursday. Ho believes
it will go through in one day.
WEAIR IS IDEAL
Seven-Year-Old Roamer Will
Take a Fling At iimeri-
MAKES NEW RECORD
Saratoga Springs, N. Y., Aug.
ill Andrew Miller's seven year
old gelding Koamer established
a new Ameiicitit record for a
mile run lane this afternoon
when he ran the distance in
1i.1l 1 .1.
The former rcror, was made
by Snlvatnr and was 1:35,
made on a straight track. Ream
er's record was accomplished on
a circular track, IU rarried the
same impost as Halvator, 110
Saratoga Springs, N", y,, Aug. l.--
Weather conditions here promised lo bo
ld a this afternoon when ttnaiucr, seven
year old gelding w( lo take a fling at
the Ameiitnii record for a mile on tho
Snlvatof holds the present record tit?
llo'a, established on a straight truck
on August lain), The World's record
at I;, 1.1 I o, established years ago in.
I.niitiiid, waexclfd by a few tu full.
lion no r was said In be in superb enn-
(Contiiiued on pa three)
Itarnet Jones, New Vork; Edward Kre
i.e Wan. uu. Wis; Gordon M. I.imlgiei
Cooier.tnwn, X. 1.; William C. Logan,
Leipers Fork, Ten 11,; John Mateusnyk
Cliii-sgo, 111.; Andrew Olson. Hastings,
X. !.; Arne Pederson, Miilling, Minn;
Hit hard (1 llcdeinske, Chirago; Alexan
der VIII iteiiuve, Marinette, Wis.; Earn
est U. Wileog, I inonviile. Iowa.
Died Ftotu Wound.
Lieutenants Iiurence C. Hhull, Hioul
Private Jack J. Catron Holtville,
Va.; James C. prim, Hsndolh Ala.;
lemis C. Frederii'kson, llartem, loss;
John Price. Milwaukee, Wis.
Did of Disease..
Private Arvin K. Jack son, Lyons, Ky
Xurse Irene MereedM Flynn, Plants
Private Edwin K. Cnbb hhems, 8
C; John J. Henry, Oetroit, Mirk; Fted
lie; jdioii. Ijimotte, lows.
Died fron Acs. dent And Other Cauara
Wagoner Frederick Anderson, Wash
ington, 11. C.
Private Clark M. Harris, Winona,
Lieutenants Hov A. Aune, kic Iaike,
Wis,; John Fifgibbon. Waterbury.
Cubii; Paul Winge I.eisner, Evonston,
III.; Albert J. hanfortl, P.nooklya, N.
(fuutiuued on page three)