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SALEM, OREGON, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1918.
PRICE TWO CENTS
ON TRAINS AND NEWS
STANDS FIVE CENTS
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Ish And French Are Edg-
j Hourly Closer lo M.
3 A .
75,000 IN FOUR WEEKS
!i Trenches Facing Hin-
By Lowell MelleU
ltd I'rcss Stuff Correspondent.)
h to British Armies in Franco,
.10. (1 p. m.) The Britisn lore-
low Eueliy attacked at 5:15 "o'clock
moniing. The aiMiut was made on
M of 3000 y;r .-, despite the rain
ill is swcepini wo battloficid aud
I tut impedes operations.
:ehy ij on th,. Hindeuburg line, a
disttaco sout- of Gouzeaucourt,
ft tlit Britisli ackod yesterday,
tug Important territory.)
Bntuh troops, like the Trench, are
m closer to St. Quentlu. An out
fits reported established this morn
near Fresnoy-le-Petit, three miles
!tte Hindeuburg lino. (Fresnoy-le-,
ii slightly more than three miles
Btwest of St, Queutiu.)
Won, Sept. 10 In an effort to
tie Americans who with the French
(linking the Chemin des Dames
i tin vrAmxi. the Germans are
wig i' irosh troops between the
P w it Aisne, battle front die-
lies tc..y reported. At CelleSur-
k t'.( lemy furiouslv r.nmitnr at.
jn. lept. 10. - "Already wo
f.S; d beyond our nlrl hntt.la ltnp
r-' o we have made a wide
A is strongest defense," Field
ff .aig declared today in an or
f oiv. ; day.
fAJ ;.nks have home themselves in
C. and honorable manner,
i British armies captured 75,000
fWrs aw 750 suns in fnr ,l
IWh the magnitude of our effort
I"" ""wicent achievements,
A0.--Ui?st reports as to
, uuea with gas and Gc:
mne gun nests.
By Lowell Mellett
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Registrants 19 To 36
Will First Be Called
Wasliington, Bept. 10. Men
Lvtwci'ii the ages of 32 and 30
uml li' and "0 year old regis
tianta will be called first iu tho
new draft. Frovost Marshal
(jeucral Crowiler unuouncoj to
day. Kiglilei'ii year olilg anil
those uliovo 36 will bo called lat
So onK-r as to whether 18
year old Nys will be inducted
before th"" between 37 ond 45
liiiu been issued by the war de
partment, Crowder uaid. This
will be itttvrmined later.
September culls will practic
wily exhaust the original cluss
one Rupply. A few who register
ed on AugiiHt -4 arc being class
ified now, Crowder paid, but tho
resvrvoir is negligible.
Mailing of questionnaires will
begin almost immediately after
registration next Thursday.
Jiy September 16 ull Btates
should havo reported to Wash
ington their total registration
and thu work of assigning serial
numbers to registrants by 1 1,0
local boards will bo well unum
wuy, Crowder explained. As rap
idly ns each registrant is given
a serial number his question
naire will be inaiK'd. There will
be practically uo loss of time iu
slutting tho machinery for in
ducting men of the new dialr.
Hoards will concentrnt0 on t)
cards of men between 19 ntiQ j
inclusive, leaving hoso who are
not liable to inn. .diuto cull for
tJeiferiil C rowder e)k plained in
detail the work of nil isers who
will sit. with local bci'.s. These
ml visors wi ll not act i.s a com
mittee but instead each will
hnw his ow" field. A labor ad
viser und i" agriculture advisor
will have jurisdiction over quos
tions relating to industry and
agriculture, respectively. Addi
tional advisers will deal with
professions and other occupa
tions not falling under tho otlr?r
two divisions. Crowder explain
ed there is no limit to tho nnni
1 or of advisers each board might
No claims for deferred classi
fication will be considered un
less n registrant has mentioned
it in his questionnaire or a third
person requests it for him, Crow
der urged employers to study
their personnel thoroughly so bo
uble to advis0 draft boards re
garding the registrants in their
Classification of the lfl to 36
year old group should taho not
over fifty days, Crowder said,
and this group comprises prac
tically half tho cnt'uv 13,000,
Great Cue Will Be Hen To
Do No Injur: Through
Working (I: ' aw
By Robert J. Bender.
(Unitod 1'ivss staff correspondent)
Washington, Sept. 10. I" t,.e forth
comiiig creat draft every cd:e is to bo
taken to protect essential industries, but
at the same time exceptional alertness
will bo used to prevent abuse of "in
dustrial exemption" claims.
This has been made ctear by the pro
vost marshal ccneral. explained tho
preference list, issued by the war indus
tries board, to aid draft boards in do-
termining proper application of thw so
called work or fight order.
These lists embodied in four main dl
visions, compiled according to theii TO'
lativo essentiality for war work, arc
merely for guidance.
"Such lists shall not be r
binding upon the district b
conclusions as to whether a
Ur industry, occupation or i
" M-nry," Provost Man
O-Tvder toi;".r derlared. 1
i"d in its
''"h l::i''i prevent the ili.-l'
f -'Tirp ai Ti"""-n',y a.t.
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GERMANS NOW STAND
ON OLD WINTER LINES
KfiSIl f III Snnnff nffpnClVPltliro,villet the Germnns bai;k from the
ht. ' UllCnblVe Hindeuburg line, this autumn, or it may
wipea wit wext Move Is
Of Special Interest
By William Phillip Himms.
(United Tress glaff Correspondent.)
Taris, Sept. IK; Once again the allies
stand face to face with the Germans
on almost the identical lincs where they
stood throughout tho winter, awaiting
tho unloosening of the great Teutonic
offensive. Once agai, as it was last
March, each day is a day of waiting and
suspense and "what will tomorrow
Today the British, French and Ameri
cans nre making tliv-ir last adjustments
iu fv:.'ii of the Hindcnburg line.
Tli British menace Armeiiticrcs, Lens
Douai. and Cnmbrai, while the French
threaten St. (juentin, LaFeit, St. Go
baiu and Loan. Will the allies keep up
tlioir drive and will the Germans at
tempt to hold their present positions?
The next sixty days must tvll the talo.
After that General Winter takes charge
Foe), continues in his role of a hu
man enigma. Tho only hint given as
to his" intentions was when he said the
allies offensive would not stop until
victory had been won. This statement
is olastic, as ho probably intended it
to be. It may mean an intense attack,
Secretary Of Navy Ftalizes
Danger And In Exerting
Washington, Sept. 10. The navy for
some weeks past lias been acting on
the presumption that Germany would
make a big U-boat drive against Ameri
can eransports, Secretary of the Xcvy
Dnicls admitted today. This course
whik? not based on official information
resulted from the logical conclusion that
Germany would do lier utmost to hum
transports when she saw America s ar
my growing enormously.
V -n-oyg have been strengthened and
ot anti-submarine mcasuivs increas
ed, Daniels declared.
Germany's first stroke in this new
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Eaci, board will have industrail ad
visers who will bring to the attention
nf tim lmnnl itself such matters as
whether or not individuals engaged in
some particular line of industry are so
ncevssary thereto as to outweu the
benefit the nation would get from their
Theso adviscr-g will confer with em
ployers who ask deferred classification
for their mvn and with employes in
whose behalf so such claims have been
made. Thus a much more careful exam
ination of questionaries is in prospect
for the next draft and it is hoped to ro
duce the minimum both of abuse of ex
emption privileges and injustice occur
ring from too hastv passing upon qucs-
iir,,,, !; Tn determining upon the
iou;fi(,ntinn nt men there will be
really only two givat binding factors in
tho work or fight interpretation of
right to exception or deferred classifi
cation. First, that a man is engaged
in industry, occupation or employment
necessary to the maintenance or opera
tion of military forces or the maintenan.
ce of public interest. Second, that he
is niinse.ll nccessury iu me
Attacks are Repulsed
Paris, Sept. 10. "In the region of
Nanteuil La Fosse (near the western
flank of the Chemin des Dames) we ro
pulsed two counter attacks,'" the war
office announced today.
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.eiirtmy snrnriso BttscK. were, rp..,.... .
mean merely harrassiug them until the
new campaign seasoa; opens in the
Hindcnburg, however, announces" that
tho retreat is at an end. This obvious
ly means he intends to stick where he
is. ' .'"
The Berlin Vorwnetts in an article
looks as if it had been inspired, aunoun
ees that the Germans intend to fight on
the offensive. 1
Is this sand purposely thrown into the
eyes of "the allies! Or is the statement
sincere? Heretofore the Germans have
ended each fighting season with some
dazzling coup scheduled to give the
German people courage to face th pri
vations of winter. Ilindcnbnrg affirms
the country is very gloomy, Hertling ad
mits the kaiser 'a dynasty js endangered.
Iu view of .thig situation, it would not
be surprising if tho Gvrmans attempted
some sort of a forlorn . hope, either a
bayonet offensive or a peace offensive
soon, especially as they know that next
spring the allws w'ill smother them with
men, airplanes, tanks, guns, shells, gas
and materials, when it is too lata for
them to do anything.
Local fighting keeps up in tlie British
nnd French sectors, but this is interest
ing only n9 hammer: .g 'i ftind tho cur
tain bwtokens proparactions for the last
ON URGE SCALE
That Is Somewhat Gei; iral Be
lief Anion? American
Washm n, S'c , .. 10 -- That Germany
is abc.r ut'--' i ; Ewne'l.ing arr-'.ch
in" , nti . i -CuiT 1 " ' tvest-
e. . .. i- 1 ' beli 't JJf rj to'lay.
":-! mc oi an unusual amount of ar-
' .nd : creasing evidence of the
, o' vscrves at certain vulner
able ..oil.: indicate that the Teuton
has plat's .or astand.
The allivs have regained practically
may prove a delaying process, and it
Germany is now striving to halt the on
rush and virtually the lines existing be
fore the March push.
This Teuton attempt is taken as proof
of tho assertion that this nation must
not rest content in the thought that all
is plain sailing.
It is generally held hero that the Ger
man effort will not succeed. But it
may provd ad claying process, . and it
(Continued on page two)
I'd just love t' have an ole time five
cent palm leaf fan, but I'm afraid t'
price 'em, said Gran 'maw Turner
t'day. Squire Marsh Swallow is abl0 t'
set on th' porch t'day, but he's still
so weak ho had t' take a ten-bar rest
on a Goldvn Bantam roastiu' car.
J ABE MARTIN
IN BOSTON TODAY
Sam Jones, Young Star, Clear
ly Outpitched by Veteran
OYER PLAYERS' SHARE
At One Time Looked As If
Players Wculd Refuse To
Finish World Scries
By H. C. Hamilton
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
.Fenway Park, Boston, Mass., Sept.
10. Defeating the Red Sox, 3 to 0, here
this afternoon, the Cubs shot a ray of
hope into a glimmering chance for the
Chicago's victory came after a long
aigmneut between players and the na
tional commission, during which the
players first refused to appear unless
they were given more money than the
l-oceipts warranted. They finally agreed
to plav '"'tor the good ot the game.
Jim Vaughn, left handed hard luck
Cub pitcher, finally put aos9 the vie
torv that was expected of him. His
game today was his best effort of the
Opposed to Vaughn was Sam Jons,
the youngest star of the Red Sox pitch
iug staff. Hr Uowed seven hits,
against five gi,,i.eicd by Ml f laminates
and was. outpitched at tvty f tags.
tTLo fit CuK .-,a,,kaOliul
inning on a base on balls to Hoilocher.
his stolen base aud a double by Leslie
In tho eighth Flack walked and Hoi
locher followed with ' an infield bit.
Buih scored when Paskort lifted the
ball into deep k- for a double.
The Red Sox had two opportunities, i
Their best one in the fourth inning, but
was smotlrtd in a fast double play.
Strunk led ri'f with a double and
Whilcinan popped out. Mclnnis shot a
'no drive at Mcrklc, who doubled
Strunk t second.
The game was full of brilliant field
ing. Scott shone for the Red Sox thru
out. In the ninth .Miller, baiting for
Jones, hit a fly t0 left field that Mann
got after running to tsw fence and
climbed the embankment, He fell and
was sitting dow when the ball landed
in his hands. On the next play Hooper
lifted a short pop fly over third base.
Hoilocher caunht it war tho third base
foul line, while on a dead run with his
back to tho plate.
There was some doubt tonight re
.'ding tomorrow's game, but as the
avers do not share in tho games from
w on they will stick probably to their
omise to play.
Game Is Delayed,
Fenway Park, Boston, Mass., Sept
10. Members of the Cubs and Red
Sox at 3 p. 'm. agreed to play the fifth
world's series game this afternoon only
on the contingency that a public an
nouncement be made that they figured
they had been ill treated, but for the
good of baseball they would go ahead
with the game.
The announcement that the game
would be played came half an hour
after tho original game time.
At 3:07 the Red Sox appeared in
their dugout, and a few minutes later
the Cubs followed. The agreement
ending one of the most dramatic epi
sodes in baseball history was reached
in the umpires' dressing room. Han
Johnson and Carry lle-rinann, John
Heydler, Charles Woghman nnd Har
ry Frazee met in the tiny little super
heated coop with Harry Hooper and
Leslio Mi nil, who represented the
players. Other players were grouped
around. The room was completely filled
The players agreed to the commis
sion's ruling regarding tho division of
Ilerrnuin and Johnson pleaded with
Harry Hooper who did all the talking
for the players before the latter con
sented to take the field. Hooper said
ho would instruct members of the Kcd
Sox to go ahead with the provi-ion that
the public bo told of what hud trans
pired. Ho went into the .Red Kox club
house and was followed by. the Cubs.
A few miuut-s la'.er' the announce
ment was made and the tcar.u trot cd
ou'.o tho iield.
Hie crowd cheered (he auucniKonient
that the fame wenii
minted hoots wilh
be played,' but
htcr.i when mo
nlcv. rj came from
under the sand.
iloeiier v.or erect that tne ruble.: i;o,r c t; ., f-nt to win an early
told that the player hi d no intention victory is be"- r than a languid nnd pro
of spr ing an argument f(i unney. Ho twtcd oa:nnr!"i. (W in bn: men
contended that Ilia sceend, bird and an,i mrnry Vill b- increased and not
fou: th pbee ch.bs were r.it telr.g n
cut vh'l3 tie pennant winners were.
It w;r agreed that no ba ting prac
tice wculd bo taken, end enly a s'aor;
Cjutiaucd on 132 fiv"v
Washington Opinion Is That
rershmg Rumor Has No
Foundation In Fact
By Carl D. Groat,
(United Press staff correspondent.)
Washington, Sept. 10 Just a brief
lino from Lord Northcliffe's paper
hinting at ft shift in the British army
command and perhaps in the American,
nas caused broad speculation here.
But as far as it was possible to
ascertain today, there is io present
prospect of removing General Pershing
trom leadership ot the A. K. F. Of
ficials who should know said they
loubted it would happen now aud af
firmed that they had heard no dis
Others said that there is no friction
between Pershing and Chief of Staff
March, who is the ranking officer ot
the whole army organization..
t roni time to tune there have been
rumors of difficulty between the two
men. But these differences are char
acterized as purely honest differences
of opinion without tho semblance of a
split or a tinge of army politics about
There is a strong feeling that German
propoganda may bo behind recurrent
rumors that Secretary Baker is to be
removed or elegated to some other
position than his present one.
The war department has semioffi
cially spiked the latter story with the
statement that his stay will probably
not be longer than his first journey
While no actual official statement
was forthcoming as to Pershing, offi
cials on the insido did their utmost to
discourage tho story.
Lord Nortliclifto hinted that Haig
would ask leave of absence and might
be replaced by General Wilson. At the
samo timo ho intimated that there
might be a change in tho American com-
i ai i..i i : ii.
Everything Going Well But
There Should Be No
Slacking of Effort
London, . Spt. 10.-;-Urgiiig the neces
sity of continuing the rushing of Am.
erican troops to France, Lord Milner.
British minister of war, in reply to an
inquiry today, wrote tho following letter
to the tinted Press correspondent:
"You tell mo that in certain circles
in the United States the vk" current
that our recent successes on the wvstern
tront have made th necessity less ur
gent of hurrying over American troops
to France and that America's splendid
war effort can now- proceed at a more
"I quite understand how this view
may b held, but 1 prorounuly disagree
with it. It seems to me that, . on the
contrary, tho moralo of our recent suc
cesses is just the opposite. Iho remark
able achievement of tiro allies since
July 18 is of first importance, for it
shows that wo can win the war. But
most assuredly we will not win tlTe war
if wc get the idea that wo can afford
tu slacken our citort. This applies to
.very allied nation. It is the duty of
the European allies to abate nothing of
their energy and, indeed, to strive as it
America were not behind them.
"America's strength great as it is
can only be relied upon to bring about
a decision if it is added to the forces
of the Europeun allies and not substi
tuted for the in.
"I do not think I Could name the
reasons why our pressure, both military
and economic, must not bo abated f"r
one instant. ,
"From a military standpoint of vi'ew,
the successes arc of no value unless they
arc followed up, and to reap the fruits
of them tho enemy must be gn'en no
rest. Weakening of the civilian, as Well
as his military moralo depends upon
"Again wc cannot permit Germany
to recruit her strength by exploiting her
occupied territory in the vast and the
only way of preventing such recruit
ment is to allow her no leisure. Lastly,
it is of vital importance to allied bel
ligerents to bring the war to 'an end at
'tie tnrliest possible date, with a view
to corincrvine a rcasonablo balance of
' i-iourccs f )r the work of reconstruc-
"Rircty every r--,"-y mnn must ae
l-'ftencd by delay.
Aio'hor rens-i w''7 t'" iV.vt'
C'rts are 1'Opt bl" ' M n -i- oiil
v i'l -arry a rn fcp-- s',o is
ifva'jj sjmo o'.hjr fiirl wU g t ii'ii,
FIRE FROM ENEMY
That Is Only Activity Noted la
OF COLORED TROOPS
Our Lines Are Advanced In
Local Attacks Between
Vesle And Aisne
By Frank J. Taylor
(United Press staff correspondent.)
With the American Armies in France
Sept. 10. In the Woevre the German
artillery fire has increased to the in
tensity of a barrage. This is the only
activity on this part of the front, ex-
my i lur ijtiuumiig encounters in Al-
saee-irrainc. All the German raiders
were driven off.
American negroes recently held ao
important sector in the Vosges swear
ing to get revenge for German barbar
ities during August. From refugees our
patrols learned the Germans fear the
negroes as their officers have told the
men the American colored troop al
ways cut off their prisoners' ears.
Tho negroes first, suffered from Ger
man trickery when a segeaiit and three
privates were on outpost duty snd sev
eral Germans arose immediately in
front of them, crying "kamerad!"
The negroes did not shoot, thinkins
the bodies were sincere, whereupon the
nuns Tnrew nnti, creim. es nt-
nV woumniig ajToTher. Th
imns tnrow liaiid..rri:uailes..ah.-4ii
tvvu rruiniuiux move orr me uermans.
As a result of this trickery the negroes
are iuu or tne spirit of revenge.
, By Webb Miller
(United Press staff correspondent.) '
With tho American Armies in France
Sept. 10. Americans have advanced
in local attacks against Lo Petite Mon
tague tablo land. (La Petite Montague
a fortified height on tho American
lincs, where they drop down from tho
Aisno to tho Vesle, lias seriously im
peded our troops advanco on their
After a strong bombardment of tho
hill with tho heaviest fire concentrat
ed on tho La Petito plateau, the Am
ericana launched their assaults Monday
morning. The fighting was still contin
uing Monday night. Reports from tho
battlefield said tho Yankees assault
was directed toward the table laud.
Our in'pntry went forward in small
groups, filtering in between the enemy
machine gun nests which were thickly
sittered through the wooded ravines.
Tho Americans picked off German snip
ers and gun crews one by one- When
the last word was received, the Ameri
cans were approaching the foot of tho
plateau and working in around tho
sides of tlio table land.
Tho advance was most difficult ow
ing to the large number of machino
gun nests and isolated snipers who fir
ed upon our men.
Despite this resistance, good progress
had been reported by evening. A num
ber of machine gun squads were wiped
out when the ' Germans fought back
with determination from hidden em
placements. .Tho crest of La Petite Montague is
infested with machine gun nests bo
hind strong barbed wire, which Ameri
can gung have been methodically pound
ing. Some prisoners and machine guns
were taken during Monday and sent
to the rear.
On Ssiulny night during pitch dark
ness, our troops sifted in between tho
outlying nests, killed or drove off tlio
crews and then returned to taeir own
lines. Simultaneously tho French on our
rbjht advanced, in cooperation with us.
Determination of the enemy to hold
their positions on top of the plateau
and the strength of these positions is
shown by the fact that the Germans
have 18 heavy machine guns aud over
a score of light ones on the table land
alone. As machine guns on fringes of
the heights are gradually cleaned out,
tho Americans are working up tho low
er slopes of the system of strongly de
British And French
Close To St. Quentin
By William Philip S'-rnms,
(United Press correspondent).
Paris, Sept. 10. (4 p. m.)
Encircling of St. Quentin by
British and French armies .con
tinued this, aftdrnoon. The
four principal roads convorjjingi
into the city from (lie west and
S'nth are in possession rf1 th
a li"s. All communication i !c
twe n l,iFcre and St. (Juef -.m
havj ben cut off. 1