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"IT IS UNPATRIOTIC".
' "It is unpatriotic", seems to be the slogan not only at
the governor's office but for those connected therewith
or closely associated with the governor. Senator Moser
says it is the claim he made to the emergency board in
order to get it to vote him a quarter of a million dollars
for his privately-managed Oregon military police. It was
the cry put up when Moser objected to the emergency
for aiding President Kerr in managing the 0. A. C. stud
ents he contracted with the government to take care of,
and it was the same assertion made by Joe Keller and
the convicts he had with him when posting Governor
Withycombe's pictures before the primary and when a
store keeper refused to have the governor's -picture in
his window. Keller and the convicts declared the mer
chant was "unpatriotic." The governor has found it a
convenient pole for knocking down such plums as he de
sired, but he has apparently worn the force of it out as
an argument. Perhaps it is "unpatriotic" to call atten
tion to the governor's idiosyncrasies, and short-comings,
but somehow, we can't see it in that light. '
NOTHING TO IT.
While the Prussians are making assertions that they
are" complying with President Wilson's demands as pre
liminaries to peace, they continue to bomb hospitals and
torpedo ships without warning. There is only one cure
for the Prussian cancer on civilization and that is its re
moval with the knife.
Tuesday an eastern dispatch stated that the Austral
ian government would ship no more wheat in the new
wooden ships built in the United States because of then'
leaking and destroying part of the cargoes. Just how
such a story started is a 'mystery, unless it is placed at
Iht doors of the pro-Huns, for it was absolutely without
the shadow of a foundation. In the first place not a ship
built by the United States since the war started has been
1 sent to Australia for wheat, or anything else, and not
one has brought a pound of freight of any kind from that
country. Such wooden ships as have been completed and
put in service have been placed on the run to Hawaii or to
coast points. As no wheat has been hauled in the new
ships it naturally follows that none was spoiled or damag
ed in transit. .
. The state food administration seems to have been
placed in the hands of a Portland , kindergarten class.
There has been more utter silliness promulgated by that
bunch of incompetents of and concerning food conserva
tion than seems possible to be invented by one galaxy of
nursery ornaments. It has made half a dozen orders con
cerning sugar for canning within the past month. The
latest coming on the heels of an order stopping all sales
of sugar for canning purposes says ten pounds may be
purchased for this purpose up to November. If ever the
fool killer visits the state metropolis, Herbert Hoover
will have the job of selecting a new food administration
for the state. ... . . r
When Justice McCamant resigned just before the
primaries, Governor Withycombe did the square thing by
refusing to appoint for the short term, saying he would
appoint whoever received the nomination. This was a
fair deal to all candidates, i However, when it came to
selecting a successor to Justice Moore, he changed his
tactics and appointed his.own personal friend and cam
paign manager. He did not play fair with any of the
candidates, ignoring Judges Coke and Kelley and giving
Olson the best of the game. v
Two million men trained and sent td the firing line
in less than one and a half years (in spite of Roosevelt,
Chamberlain, Lodge, et al) is certainly a remarkable
achievement, and it explains why the haughty Prussian
militarists are now pleading for peace. .
' Poor Old John Barleycorn has many sins to answer
for so it is only proper he should be given credit for
loosening the tongue of Henry Albers in public and ex
posing the pro-Hun sentiments of him.
The president couldn't hope to please Senator Lodge,
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
re receiving subscriptions now
'" The kaiser has called many times within the past
four years for his subjects to gather round him and make
any-and all sacrifices necessary for the protection and
glory of the fatherland. This they have done but now that
it proves the kaiser's turn to do some of the sacrificing
it remains to be seen whether he is willing 'to practice
what he preaches.
(Allied officer found on the field of
: an eloquent group. Ten dead
Prussians lay about the body of an
American. The latter had driven his
bayonet into the ground by his side as
a token that h0 had survived his foes
Press dispatch from Fiance.
One solution of the German peace proposition that has
been suggested is to have the kaiser abdicate in favor of
his son or grandson. The solution will not answer, for
the rest of the world will not see where it is benefited any
by getting rid of the old dog in order to put one of the
pups in the kennel,
by Walt Mason .-
THE PEACE CAMPAIGN.
The allies' victories increase, and Kaiser Bill will talk
of peace, the boon he's longing for; and spineless delegates
will say, "Why not let Wilnelm have his way, and end this
beastly war?". Oh, yes,4et'sput away our guns, and sit
and gossip with the Huns, until they, get their breath,
when, with their energy restored, they'll usher in, with
brand and sword, a new crusade of death, By all means
let us meet half way the Teut who has some things to say
of armistice and truce; let us forget how he, has Ued
(there is no truth beneath his hide), and turn some twad
dle loose. Let us forget the Prussian's crimes, which have,
in all historic times, no parallel, say men, and talk of .peace
and kindred boons, and liverwurst and,.beer and prunes,
until we're tricked again. - We've seen the package Russia
got when she gave ear' to German rot, and banked on Ger
man lies; and we should do as Russia did, and in the ditch
like Russia skid jt would be sane andwise.. But it will
be a little while vef ore the Teut's entrancing smile can
put us in a trance; some German towns we'll have to strike
and show the folks what war's been like among the towns
of France. We'll have to show the placid Fritz how scen
ery is blown to bits by modern allied guns; down German
roads- we'll have to wend, and stand the river Rhine on
end, and grieve a lot of Huns. : :
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By JANE PHELPS
Brian Apologizes and They
'I telephoned you, but you weren't
lit home." Brian said, uguin flushing
painfully, "1 felt depressed, not a bit
like working, so called jyu up to ask
you. to go to the matinee or somewhere.
When 1 found you out, I stnrtod to go
alone. Then I mot Mollio, bo took lior."
Hulh listened 'to her husband's elab
orate explanation in silence. She
couldn't help fooling glad that ho had
called lior up, that he had thought of
her; yet the felt terribly oiubairasssd
to have him feel it netessary to explain
what lie did before Mrb. Boborts.
What would she tell ; her husband
Would they think Brian did not cate for
her, that hu wa8 in leva with JUoilie,
or what would they think! .
Never had Kuth been so glad to got
home. . '
. ' ' Now ar what you liavo to say
and have it over!" Brian said wliou
they wer0 alono. "'If you would stay
at heme where you belong, instead of
gadding about, working so that you
can do things I can't afford to let
you do, we would have been together
instead of you and Mrs, Huberts go
ing by y ourselves. '. '
"It seems you can always afford to
take Mollio King." Kuth was goaded
into tlie reply. "But that isn't the
point, Brian. I was not objecting to the.
money, but don t yon think it looks
strange to our frk-wds for you to
spend so much time with hert" She
tried to speak calmly.
'.' It' no "one's business."
"Very well, if you are going to take
that attitude there is no moro to bo
said, 1 am sorry I was not at home
when you called me up, I thought of
calling you, in fact we spoke of call
ing both you and . Mr. Boberts, but
Clara said ho hated to lose a half day
for pleasure. So a long as she didn't
phone him, I thought I'd better not
either. ? But I am very sorry bow that I
didn't Call you."
Brian 'made no reply, and their din
ner was eaten almost in silence. Af
terward he put on his hat, saying he
would be back shortly.
"Don't sit np for me. I may play
cards awhilc with some friends," he
said, standing in the open door;
Euth looked blankly at the elosed
door. Her first' impulse was to run' af
ter him. He never had deliheratoly left
her sitting home alone before. 0, dear
how she wished she had kept the fact
that her salary bad again beon raised
from him. lie liad been so impossible
"Never min', honey, yo' ol' mam
my if wif yo,"
Throwing her aims around Eaehel's
neck h'uth, for tlio first time since
sho had' been married, gav0 way to
the discouragement she felt, bho
sobbed unrestrainedly for an hour, the
old muse crooining over her. 'u.mj
she dried her eyes. Sho sat by the win
dow until after midnight, when she
to0 undressed and crept into bed.
- Sho wondered who these friends
Brian had spoken of so casually eould
be, and why ha had never mentioned
them before, I'erhaps ho was with that
Mr. Clark, of whom he had borrowed
money, Onco she thought: "I wonder
if hu i8 with Mollio liingl" but dis
missed tho idea as unreasonable. He
wouldn't leave her alone to spend the
ovening with Mollie, oven if ho had
taken her to tha matiuoe. He had only
dono that out of pique bocauss . she
wasn't at homo when he called. Of
course ho had taken Mollie out when she
was away, but that was different To
do it when she wag at home, anxious
and willing to bo with him, either t
home or wherever, ho cared to go, would
bo too much like intentional neglect.
.Filially sho fell asleep, only to be
awakened when Briun stuuiblod over a
chair in th0 darkness.
"bo switch on the light, dear,
you'll hurt yourself," she said, sitting
up iu bed, rubbing her eyes,' "What
time is itt ' ' a he followed her advice.
"About two, I guess."
T' Did you have good time I"
"Yes pretty fair."
Brian did not volunteer any informa
tion aa to where he had been or , who
with. Kuth longed to ask, but re
strained her curiosity. Brian must not
be made to'feol that sh0 didn't tmst
In this Kuth wa8 wise. Hie was a na
turo that eould brook no restraint
He had shown this in many ways. So
she, rcaliaiug it, had tried to keep her
self from saying br doing anything that
looked like espoinage. Yet she dread
fully wanted to know where he had
The next morning at breakfast, rath
er as they finished and Brian war
about to leave, he said shamefacedly:
"I was rotten to ask Mollie to go tc
the matinee when you were in town
But I was sore when I met her." .
That was. all. But all day Kuth waa
happy because of th half-hearted
apology. She knew he meant what he
Sing dg a song of steel and brawn,
Tinted in smoke and blood;
A story wafted from 'over there,"
Where a Yankee doughboy stood.
The demons of kultur his pathway
' ' Surrender "tho word they rasped;
But tho trail ahead, was the ouo he
As his rifle he tightly grasped.
Who slialj tell of the battle there,
One against fearful odds;
Who shall reckon his dying words
To a dauntless hero's God.
"Dead men are silent," the wiso men
Silent? Such men as hef
Are not our souls attuned to his,
Who is sleeping across tho sea.
Horatius, Custer, Gronvillc, all. .
Bayard, Wilson and Hale; .'
With his face to the foo did your clans
- man fall,
But never his fame shall pale.
Who shall say he died in vain, . .
Though he lost in his bout with
memory shining reveal no stain, ,
As bc' sleeping "Somewhore In
; France. " .
Privabo E. Wiggins, M. G. Co.,, 75th
Infantry, in Trench and Camp. ,
CHURCH OFFERS PANTO REMEDY
Prohibition of Prayerful Communion Is
Held to Be Mistake.
. Portland, Oct. 19. To the Editor.
Strange indeed aro (he signs of the
times when in the faco of the most ap
palling crisis the world has ever witnes
sed, tho churches of this country Bhould
bo closed. It is only a few weeks ago
the people' of Oregon wero summoned
by the gqveruo.r of the state to join in
prayer, fag 4h siicc'ess of out .amis, " In
fact many citizens aro, at noon each
day, bowing in prayer- for the success
of our eauso and are being encouraged
in so doing. General Foch, the-man to
whom we aro all looking with confi
dence and pride, has said: "We shall
bq saved by prayer." When the news
of the defeat of the German army at
the battle of the Marno in 1911 was
received in England, Lord Roberts said:
"Only God Almighty could have dono
this! " General Kitchener reading the
dispatch said: "Someone must have
Vet in the face of these acknowledg
ments and in tho face of a panic of fear
which is being so industriously fanned
into the f lanio of an epidemic, comes
tho ordor to close our places of worship
and to abandon our church services
Thoro is a quito general belief prevail
ing among tho rank and filo of our peo
ple that in tho calm and meditative at
mosphere of our church services is to
be found, in prnperful communion with
God, the most potent antidote for fear;
and, therefore, tho most effective pre
ventive of disease; for does not tha,
great Book of Books teach, "Tho pray
er of faith shall savo tho sick?"
The Washington, D. C, Star, protost
ins atrainst the closing of churches at
this time, in an editorial of October 11
has this to say:
Church assemblages aro essontial to
victory in tho spiritual war as well as
the physical war and to conquer sin, sa
tan and the kaiser.
The same editorial further along
An integral part of Christianity is
public worship, the collective petition
ing of the Almighty, "Where two or
three arc gathored together in my name
there am I in the midst of them." Are
we to forbid for long the gathering to
gether of men aud women in Christ's
name for communion with their Saviour,
to piny collectively for victory in tho
war, and, for the checking of a threat
eiied epidemic, to. be delivered from
plague and pestilonccf
It should be assured that church serv
ices ai'o short and so distributed through
the day that no service is crowded; and
that tho church buildings aro properly
heated and thoroughly ventilated. If
epidemic actually rages, with these
precautions the churches should bo
put on tho footing of essential war
industries and of factors which tend to
check and not to promote an epidemic.
Rightly used, the churches, through
thoir influence on the minds and souls
of men, can do more to the war
even than clerk assemblages in Gov
ernment departments. Rightly iSscd the,
church will furnish a minimum of pro
motion agency to distribute influenza
genus and a maximum contribution to
destroy the panic fear in which an epi
domic live and move J and has its being
A. O. FREEL, IN OREGONIAJT. .
had said, and more. That it was his
way of saying ho was sorry.
That night they spent the happiest
evening they had had since Ruth
told him sh had been given more
money because of- her good work. And
as she had so many times before, she
said to herself:
"If only we could fce Uk this all the
time, how happy I should bel "
(To be continued.
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THREE answers to the same question "How can I do my bit to th
war?" Miss Marion Mellen lotaed tha T. M. C. A.; Miss Josephine)
T. O'Brien donned the K. of C. nnlform. and Adjutant Emma Webh
picked the Salvation Army. Keen for work that would Tielp the boy
t the front, all three met yesterday in the headquarters where the
Y. M. C. A, T. W. C. A, Knights of Columbus, Jewish Welfare Board.
,War Camp Community Service, American Library Association an
Salvation Army are working unitedly In their campaign to raise ll"Or
600,000 to take care of the boys next year.
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