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SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY. MARCH 29, 1919.
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FORTY-SECOND YEAR NO. 64.
i i.Vl.U UJjiUO 8TAXP8 FIYI C.-T
- till II II If tl II I I J 1 1 I I f i
Teutons Opposed To Allied Plan Of warding This Town
t xALa Anrt Twlnr.. Th-ii -doesn't Conform To!1
And It Is Believed They
shortly, And Bring Firm
London, Mv.rch 29. The Pari-- .-..riv-vpondcnt
of the Mail reported 1 "1 y
Unt the French foreign office l-d '
eaived information from the allied mis
ncii atul .Polish officers in Danzig that
tlie Germans are sending fresh troops
t- that eity ami ure mounting guns
a'ang the coast.
The Germans are bitterly opposed to.
tin- allied pliiu for awarding Danzig to
Poland. If the above dispatch is true.
t'im- apparently are preparing to hold
Dnuy.ig by foree, or at least prevent
I'u'isli roups fioin landing there.
( ooenlingen, Miueli 2iK Tlie (leriuiMi
i.'o.-iM-ninent 's l-enle tn rhe i,trH ilo.
tuand that Polish trfiops be allowed 1o
I,-, I nl I) :,;) ,1 l,i r,., I ll,,, I.il.i,,!
requires that oulv the allies be permit
freeilinn in erosiing the Vistula
fiver, nreoi'ditig to advices from Berlin
Paris, March Tlt-e I'olish situa
tion, which has become highly import
ant thronch Germany's appurent defi
ance regarding Danzig, wan discussed"
by I lie allied leaders todiiv.
J hforiuatiou has been received by the
l'i 'nch government that following tier-
ninny's refusal to allow Polish divisions!
fn in France to land at Dunziu. the Ger
mans have beiiiin t,. move new Tioons
tiid .luavv guns into that region. i
The "big four" was expected to ar-
five lit some di finite decision us to how;
tins new crisis will be met. It was bo
lie, ed the delegates reel that me situ
ation demand immediate and firm pros
are be brought to hear on the Ger
mans. Discuss Reparation.
By Fred S. i'erguson.
(United Press Sluff Correspondent.)
Paris, .March L'!. The "big lour"
and the foreign ministers, in their pro
en t conferences, lire covering the vast
.territory extending from the Khine to
the Vistula and from the Adriutiu to
the P.altie, it was learned today. In ad
dition, there is thcever presenl question
The bolsheviki, however, continue to
'11111 the principal subject for informal
d'.seipsiuu among the delegates. A mil
it. 'iy policy regarding the bolsheviki
ftp-iarcutJv is takiinr more definite form
and tho summoniiii; of General Mnngin
to Paris is regarded as significant, in
Connection with plan advanced by the
'r-nch. These plans anticipate, estab
lishment of a firm line from the Blftcit
so't to the ilaltic to hold back the tide
of l.olshevism. Whether such a plan
will remain defensive or would assume
LIBERTY BOND QUOTATIONS
A rniislim Allied Leaders u s Situation loaay
! sabres, bf.yoncts, hand grenades, flame
New York, March 2S. Liberty bond ! throwers, gas basks.. and various relies I
fiii ilations today: I showing the murks of deadly action.
"'l-'s, .(), up .02; first 4 's, 94.44,Oue of .the most interesting items is n!
up .02; second I "s, P3.70. up ,0(i; f irsti-French iiiosmiito tank, badlv damaged
4'i s, Pt.tiO, up .Hi; second 4 4 's, D.t.94;
third Hi's, ."i.2H, up .US; fourth 4 VI
1S.70. up .02.
Kmhiu comes t' those who wait un-'p.
Jess they ve done a I "t of odvante w 01 k.'
in 'jer inu wnnts t ne as comnnni
hp-tf dayj has t'
AND GERMANS BOTH SIDING
S TO CIT V
doesn't Conform To
w, . - c l a rr 1
Will . V5;e To Conclusion
It is n.iw rev
best means of do
.jdilomatical. that William Bui
litt, special investigator for the Amor
iimn delegation, saw Premier Lcnine
while in Petrngrnd. When his report is
public it in expected to reveal j
interesting inforniation eovenug
that hitherto have been hazy,
WiLL IMF SETTLED
Caastj Chairmen Of Victory
Lsaa Campaign Make Final
The Portland liei'duuarters of the Vic
tory Loan vampoign has issued the defi
nite dates and itinerary of the war
trophy 1 1 -..in which is to tour the state
as a menus
cf arousing cnthusiiiMii.
Chairman Deckcbach, of Marion roun
ty, a in attendance upon a conference
of county chairmen in Portland, lit
which final arrangements for the drive
The brief addresses of the
members present iudicaied that there
will be no lack of "pep lu the cam-;
f uimstect. ot tne t'ortnin.t ,
commil tee, inumnteil that Uie city or
Portland would ruh.e more than all the ,
rest of the state; whereupon Director
Ktheridge, in charge of the state work,
vowed that his workers would more
than raise their quota and then go to
Portland to help them make up theirs.
Mr. Decke'iaeh. referring to the records
of M irion countv in past drives, pre
dicted that the campaign wouid be suc
cessful as usual.
To Raise Publicity Funds.
"Among other matters of business, a
'iation was adopted to the effect
that each county chairman should ap
point a committee to raise funds for
advertising and publicity work.
With regard to the trophy train, Rob
, - I 'in.. I U b ' "ft1" a VWIIHI J ."t"L
ert h. Ninth, executive manager of the 1 ,.,!, ; c'humpoeg to (iuerin 's comet
campaign 111 Oregon, announces tnnt it connecting with the fSt.l'aul-New berg
will consist of two flat cars nnd one roa,.
exhibit car, containing the most com- Aururaliutteville ,T miles. Begin
plete and remarkuble collection of war e ,,t ,stner's comer on the Aurora
equipment ever gotten together, as H ( l)ald mud runniniT north to the tomi
.hows the very latest factors in modern ship line; thence west (0 Butteville
warfare. Amunir other thinns will be ',,t!it i i nn il... iii-,.,rn i.'l,...ii.;,.
u 1.1'wis inaeniiie gun, witn w.icn it is
prnp'is"d to make demonstrations with
The most imposiu" features of the ex
hibit are twelve German field nuns,!
iranging in sizo from 7.") to r,t milli-j
I meters. Along with these are a cullec-
tion of smaller mortars and 111 i newer-
fers, inai hinc guns, shells ranging from I
1 3 inch to 10-inch, aerial bombs, rifles, ,
by German shell fire.
Cadets to Meet Train.
Arrangements will be made by Chair
man Deckebuch to have either a squad
of high school cadets or of the National ,
uuani at tne uepot t0 meet the train comer.
and act tu guard during the stay ofl lit. Angel Hcotts Mills 0 miles. Be
several hours in the city. According to ginning at the east ctiy limits of Mt.
ithe tentative itinerary issued from
j headquarter:;, the train will arrive in
Ashland at an early hour Monday morn-
I ing, where it will be met by Publicity
Direetor Marshall X. Dr. 11 a and a party
of Portland workers.
The train is supposed to a-. rive in Eu-
gene at 7:43 p. m. Tnesdxy and there-!
I after its progress through the Willam-ining at the south city limits of Hilver
, ot to valley towns is supposed to be as , ton, running south via Willard five
I follows: i miles.
j Wednesday Leave Eugene, 1 a. m.; Parkervllle Pacific Highway 3 niilcn
I arrive Corvi.llis, 5 a. m.; leave Oorva'lisj Beginning at the Pacific highway at
10 a. m.; arrive Albany, 10:30 a. m.; I Manning's Corner running cast three
lenve Albany, K':30 p. m.; arrive Halcm,jn,i,.,s.
'1:1-. p. in.; i. av-e Ralem, 4:1.- p. m.; ar-j Gervais Pucific Highway Vt mile,
j rive Woodburn, 3:30 p. ni.; leave wood- Beginning at the east city limit of
jburn, 0 p. 111.; arrive Hubbard, 0:15 p. Grrvais, running east to the Pacific
im.; leave Hubbrrd, 6:30 p. m.j arrive highway Vt mile.
Aurora, 6:4.". p. m.; leave Aurora, 7 p.i Brooks Pacific Highway V, mile,
(in.; arrive Canby, 7:15 p. ni.; leave , Beginning at the east city limit of
Ca.nby, 7:30 p. m.; arrive Oregon City
!8 p. m.; leave Oregon City. 10 p. m.;
'arrive Portland union stution, 11 p. m.
Thursday Leave Portland. 6:30 a.
jm.; arrive Xewbcrg, 8 a. in.; leave New-j
jborg, 9 a. in.; arrive McMinnville, 9:45 1
la. in.; leave McMinnville, 10:45 a. m.;
;. rrive Carlton, 11 a. m.; leave Carlton,!
j 11:45 a. pi.; arrive Forest Grove, 12. 1
I noon; leave Forest Grove, 12:45 p. m.;
'arrive Hilsboro, 1 p. m.; leave Hills-
ilioro, l:4o n. m.; arrive B.averton, 2:l.Jiat the east limits of Kalcm r srlnrket
m.; I.rave Beavcrton, 2:30 p. m.;
rive t'urtiiind uninn station. 3:4. p. rRj
Mir'iaJ law has been proclaimed in
ll,rtL WIWU IttULII
I ah v a x a vi aha
Next Move Is To Prepare Peti
tion To County Court To
Place Question On Ballot
Kin: 1 anil definite action was taken
yesterday when the lueation eouimirtee
of the pripesed first unit of market
roads met at the Coininercml eluli to
hear from each neighborhood in the
eoiiutv and to receive peltiions as to the
proposed location of the l.'.O miles of
At times the meeting wan a trifle
stormy especially where dolcgi.Jes weic
present from certain neiglitiurliuds in
the county that will be lett out on the
lniilclini; of this first unit.
Hie location of the roads as finally
completed and definitely deeded on is
pun ticnl' - the same a that which the
committee had finally agreed upon. T.
It. Kay, chairman of the general com
mittee attended the sessions unci com
pli'iiented the location committee on iis
rather difficult problem ol doing .,.
was best for all the people in this first
unit of ii-W miles.
The committee really favor,
IniiMing of -o other short piece of ror.d
but the petitions favoring these could
not he Knntcd m only lit'l miles can
be built d.irinn the next or six years.
lluviii"- ill :'enilcly decided ou the
loud localioi-.., the report was turned in
to the gen en-1 committee of which T. B.
Kav is chairman. The next move in the
inarket roials program is to pr"pare the
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ti(1l llUl8t huvo WA Himu,s xilKt tjl(.
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iie.tioii as to whether
or not the voters of Marion county want
hiiid surfaced roads and this will be on
the ballot of the special e(eetion June
Roads in First Unit,
According to the program, the follow
ing are the roads to be hard surfaced in
the first unit of PHI miles:
Aiiioru Donald-Champoeg. vj miles
Heginning at Aurora, running west to
Schroder's corner; thence south to XjC
bold 'a corner; thence west to the east
city limits of Donald; them e beginning
tw miles west of the west city limits
of Donald ut Yergin's corner: thence
Iiroadacres -Hubbard o'a miles. B
ginning at Iiroadacres running east to
tho west ctiy limiis of ilubbard; thence
beginning at east city limits of Hub
i,Hr,i .i ,,,.:,,: .i t t ti, Mri
Woodburn-Ht. .Paul-Newberg Bridge
Hi i, miles. Heninuing at, I he west city
limits "of Woodbiirn. thence ruiiniiig
west thrutigh West Woodhurn to fit.
Paul via Harding's corner; thence to
New-berg bridge viu Gueiin's coiner.
Woodliurn Mt. Angel .Silvei ton l0:j
miles. Heginning at the eirtl city iiiuits
of Woodburn: thence east via jit. An-
gel to the fialeni-Nlvertou road at Beth
Monitor-Norton Corner s miles.
From Monitor west to tho Woodburn-
jit. Angel Kilvertou
road at Norton
Angel, running cast to the west city
limits of Hcotts Mills.
hilverton-Pine Tree 4 Corners 4V4
mile. Beginning at the east city 11m-
its of Silverton, running northeast and
intersecting the Mt. Angel Hcotts MiUs
rot;d at Pie Tree 4 corners,
Kilvertoi -Willard 5 miles. Begin-
Brooks, running ca.t to the Pacific
highway, V mile.
fsalem-WhPBtlund 5 miles. Beginning
at the end of the nresent cnmoleted
pavement, running nortn nvc mites,
Hnlem Silverton 9 miles. Beginning
at th,. cn,i 0f the- present pavement,
running cast through Howells Prairie
over the north route via Bethany cor-
Salem Prntiun "K miles. Beginning
ar-istreet, running ea-t on the Halcm Prat
un road 2V4 miles.
Halem (leer 4V mi!es. Beginning at
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Jilt. 1 II
is of ram
REPARATION QUtSTlON.PRO-UBO?. CANDIDATES
However, Subject Wul Not 3e
BrcugLt U? At This Cos
ferdece. TJ Sa.i Tk f -n fr
J bj vai iv.t.
(I luted Pres$ staff rotreapoiuicnt)
Paris, Mar. !S.--AmericiB finame
commis-doiters htve been fully inform
ed regarding President Wiison't rlew
on the financial ai'uatior, preparaw.y
to the allied eonoinic council meeting
with the Geimans it Compiegne early
nex week. f
Th-j president dite-ussed the situa
tion with the American representatives
at length yesterday, while no official
statement was isned en the confer
ence, it is admitted the American.
were apprised of thj decisions reached
by the "big four ' regarding repara
tion, during tho lu-4 fe itav.
May Ask for law Matdrirls
While the mntter'of nitration will
not be brought up at she 4'ompicgne
meeting, it will have an imortant
bearing 011 any actioa taken by the
eeonumic commissioners. Their conver
sations with the Gormaira will deal
with the amount and location of Ger
man securities to be used for payment
of food before peace is signed. It ts
expeeteil the Gormaiio. will renew the
suggestion they miulr at Brussels that
some raw material be admitted to
German)' so as to permit work to be
renewed, placing tie Gennnus in a
better positiou to pay for food. Tho
Americans are inclined to accede la
part to this request, but the French
continue to maintain that the ene'iiy
should not be given any commercial
advantage before Prance is in a posi
tion to resume luauu factoring oil a nor
Tho economic commissioner will be
able to obtain valuable information re
tarding Germany's present financial
statu, which can be used in connection
with determination of indemnities.
IS GIGANTIC TANGLE
rispatchss From Scene Of Dis-
order Are Confusing And
London, March 29. Tho most gigantic
military tangle in the history of tin
world apparently is being staged in and
Dispatches from various sources snow
ed armies of several and mixed nation
alties scurrying this wuy and that, occasional1--
clashing, but just as fre
quently passing each other by.
Conflicting reports today indicated
the following situutiou:
Both railway lines between Budapest
and Vienna have been cut by allied for
ces Italians occupying Pressburg on
the northern route and Ciecho-Hiovaks
holding Kalili on the southern route.
Russian bolsheviks are sweeping
westward across the eastern Gulicin
overrunning the rich oil tantw and
threatening invasion of Austria-.
A Kumaniau army is entering Gulicia
along the same route aa traveled by the
Another Knmnnian army is marching
northwestward toward Budapest across
the Maros river.
One Army Driving Eastward!
Hill another Rumanian army is driv
ing eastward into the I'kraino from
central Bessarabia, defeating the
Ukrainian forces and cooperating with
the French along the Dncister river,
northwest of Odesta.
A fourth Rumanian army is rerreat-
; snuthwestward across the l'ruth
river in the face of the forces of the
newly constituted republic of Bessara
bia, which was formed in alliance with
the Russian bolsheviks.
Bulgarians arc mobilising along the
ea;itern frontier of Hcrbis.
"Polish troops, occupying Lemberg
recently recaptured from the Ukrainians
have gone on strike in sympathy with
the Hungarian snciet government.
Ukrainians still hold Przcmysi, which
they seized from the Pole.
Ukrainian and Bemaruhian revolu
tionary forces are joining for an attack
on the allies northwest of Odessa. Rev
olutionary soldiers have seized Droho
bycz, southwest of Lemberg and estab
lished a soviet government
The Patton PlumWng company, who
have been in, business on Cnemekcta
street for the post eipht year, have
just got nicely located in new quar
ters at 220 North mmercinl street,
the rooms being finely finished in
white and tints. They are now entire
ly lined up for business, with a com
plete line of fixturr and accessories.
Commenting upon the condition of the
trade, Jfr. Patton atate that aince
the government release of ateel mip
'plies there has been t slight drop la
the price of their lujilio.
ATTEMPT!.!) f ILL AIL
PUBLIC OFFICES WITH
Rcton Of Goripcrs Will Mark
Beginning Of This Exten
W.i-hiugton, Mavch 29. Return of
President Gomoers of the American
Federation of Labor, early In -pr.l, will
whose existence has been disclosed by
paiga to elect pro-labor candidates to
public office, according to Hocretwy
Frunk Morrison of the Federation to
dsr. Gompers plans to sail from ranee
about Apiil 2.
Details of the drive which will be
non-partisan, are to be worked out, Mor
rison said, at a meeting of the execu
tive council at Washington late in
April or early iu May. The purpise of
the campaign is to curry through con
gress the reconstruction program of la
bor. It does not embrace the formation
of a separate labor party, Morrison de
clared emphatically. It involves appli
cation of the acid test to all candi
dates in which ever party they may be
running, to assure support of iabor pro
The federation program includes:
Advancement of tiade uuiua move
ment. Elimination of unemployment by
keeping up the standard of wages,
thereby giving each individual in
creased purchasing nower, to the end
that there limy be increased production.
The eight hour day.
The enactment of legislation ex
eluding immigration for n period of at
least two years.
Development of state colleges and
universities and education, and Amer
ioniirntion of thousands of illiterates
whofie existence has ben disclosed bv
operation of the draft law.
Elimination of employers' liability
insurance einuprnies operated for profit
as well as the wiping out of privule em
To Fight Militatisra.'
A fight ugainst militarism, including
plans for the "reform" of the nntionnl
guard system in order that the guard
men cannot be used to suppress all ike.
Government construction of model
homes with establishment of a fystoin
whereby workers may borrow money at
n low rate of intercut to build or buy
his own home.
Federal licensing nud control of cor
porations doing business for profit.
Wiping out restrictions' on the free
dom of speech and of the press.
Diseiusing the ruilrouds, tiie pi.,h,ii
says that public or semi-public utilities
:'hould be owned, operated or regulated
bv the government in tho interest of
Government ownership of nil wharves
and docs is declared for, as in tho
''encouragement and development of
the American merchant marine under
Senator McNary Will
Ask RaiVcad Extension
Washington, Mar. 28. An appeal will
be made to the railroad administration
by (Senator McNury tomorrow to com
plete the Natron cutoff of the (south
ern Pacific railroad, which would mean
Ithe const 1 uc tion of approximately 96
miles or road, from tmk Knlge 111 Ino
county Oregon, to Kirk, Klamath coun
ty. This would shorten the route by
rail to San Francisco and put Klnmnth
Falls on the main line ruilrond. The
mntter will be presented to T. P. Powell,
director of the division of capital ex
pendiU'.res, who has power under cer
tain conditions to act aside money to
build extensions from the fund which
congress is ?xpocted to provide for that
purpase very soon after it meets in the
The last congress was asked to sp
propria' 750,000 000 for improve
ments and extensions, but the measure
was killed in the Inst niinute senate fili
buster. It has been the position of the
railroad administration that under ex
traordinary circumstances capital should
be supplied for needed extensions where,
the railroad systems affected will ap
prove the proposed new construction.
It is believed that if the communities
concerted will organize and secure
through their commercial orgnniation
tho approval of this line, the money
will be forthcoming.
Explosion In Hull Of
Portlaad, Ore., Mar. 29. Four work
men were serionsly burned and seven
other were scorched yesterday after
noon when gas exploded in the bottom
of an uncompleted hull nt the plant of
the Columbia River Khipbuilrfing cor
The explosion was caused by a work
er who flooded the bottom of the yes
sI with illuminating gim instead of
compressed air by mistake. The gas wa
ignited by hot rivets.
James Forte th was the most serous
ly burned and there is a possibility he
may not recover. F. D. Green. Frvnk
Palmer and Holomnn Parker are in the
hospital. AH will recover. The other
seven were only slightly hurt, most of
them continuing their work. The ex
plosioa did not injure the hull.
Try For Diplomatic
Victory In Spite Of
Big Military Defe a t
Radical Leaders Declare That Scare Of Bolshevism In
Germany Is Trick Of Foreign Minister And Count
Bernstorff. Threat That Germans May Refuse To
Sign Peace Treaty Is Merely Effort To Split Allied
Nations, They Say.
By Frank 3. Taylor
(United Prcs staff correspondent)
Berlin, Mar. 2S. Radical leaders
declared today that the bugaboo of
bolshevism in Germany is a trick by
which Foreign Minister Brockdertf
liantzau and 'Count Bernstorff hope to
secure t diplomatic victory, in spite
of military defeat.
According to tho radicals, the threat
to refuse the peace terms and throw
Germany into bolshevism which ia be
ing talked broadcast -in Berlin, espe
cially within hearing of members of
the allied mission is nn effort to im
press the peace conference with ve
seriousness of the situation here, It is
charged that the German foreign of
fiee hopes this may lead to a split be
tween the allied nations regarding the
procedure if the Germans refuse to
sign the pact. Pertain entente na
tions, it is claimed, will oppose contin
uing the blockade of Germany, fear
ing the spread of bolshevism, while
other probably will insist on enforc
ing conditions demanded of the Ger
ninus. Want Commission Changed
The most sincere oponenls of bol
shevism as well as the independent so
cialists demand that a group of real
pacifists be scut to Paris in place of
the commission already announced to
PLANS COMPLETE FOB
Will Consist Of 500,000 Men
-Five Corps With Total Of
Washington, Murch 29. Plans for re
organization of the American urmy into
11 force of 500,000 men five corps with
a totul of 21 divisions have been com
pleted, Chief of Htuff March announced
la forming these divisions, men will
be drawn from the 21 divisions cxistimrl
and their present divisional organiza j
turns will be used but an entirely new
personnel will be permitted. This army
is being formed under uuthority grant
ed by congress, but will be revised later
if necessary to conform with future leg
islation. Division Headquarters.
The divisions i:nd their permanent
headquarter were announced by March
First infantry, Pump Pike.
Hecond infantry, Camp Dodge,
Third infantry, Pump Lee.
Fourth infantry. Camp Kearny.
Fifth infantry, Panama.
hixlv infantry, Honolulu,
Kevenlh infantry, divided between
the Philippines, Alaska and the Mexi
Twenty-sixth infantry, Camp Devens.
Twenty seventh inaiitry, Camp t'p
ton. Twenty eighth infantry, Pump im.
Twenty-ninth infantry, Camp Meads.
Thirtieth infantry, ('amp Jackson, H.
Thirty-second iiifunlry, Camp ( inter.
Thirty-third infantry, Camp Grant.
Thirty-sixth infantry, Camp 'Iravis.
Thirty seventh infantry, Camp Hher
man. Eighty-first infantry, Cnmp Taylor.
Eighty second infantry, Camp Gor
don. Eighty ninth infantry, Cnmp Fnnston.
Ninety first infantry, Pnmp Lewis.
Foily-second cavalry, headquarters
with the southern department.
The last division is to be drawn from
all states, it was explained.
The numerical designations of various
divisions which have served in the war
have been maintained for the new army
laurel v for historical and sentimental
To Preserve Morale,
It is hoped, March said, Ihst this will
preserve the morale developed by many
of the famous fighting units of the A.
K. F. j
The new army plan will not interfere;
with organization of a national .guard,
Anounccmcnt wna made that tho war
department had approved a call for fif
ty thousinid volunteers to bo enlisted
for a 1 to 3 year term, 011 a definite
promise of foreign service. March de
nied specifically that it was planned to
use these troops to combat bolslievists.
They will be concentrated at Camp
Meade and sent to Europe ln lots of ap
proximately one thousand men to be
turned over to commanders there. Vol
unteers desiring service in Hiherin, Italy 1
or other foreign countries will be assign-j
(leal op. nlv wilh the niSio, in an effort
ta establish. Germany's, future rclatiors)
wish the world honestly and withuui
A supposedly secret organization ot
otticcrs and soldiers of the old rogim
is being watched apprehensively by
the radical elements, who claim it i
the beginning nf the reactionary move
ment. Pacifists Worried
Participation of General Ludeadorff
in recent street demonstrations during
which he was loudly cheered by tin
crowds worries the pacifists who elsa
are concerned at the rapid enlistment
in the new military units under okl-
Officers asa:e the correspondent
tin so arc merely rfforts t 1 prepare for
the struggle with bolshevism. The mil
itarists claim their new organization is
nut political though they admit they
will demand that the government awing
toward reaction in cuse there is anoth
er uprising of the radicals.
liiionriies nr me nniiuiunu tro now
threatening to demand a 25 per cent
wage increase and a six hour day.
Spartacana are seizing the opportuni
ty to prepare for a general political
strike whbh they declare will result
in coininuni.ation of Kssen, Dusaeldorff
and other industrial centers.
Threatens To Close Ship
Yards Until Dependable
labor Can Be Secured
San Francisco, March 29. That tho
shipyards of the buy district wul bo
closed before another week ends aiul
remain closed until dependable lubor
can be secured, is the threat mado by
Fred C. Metcolf, wc.rctary of the Cali
fornia Metal Trades association. This
action is dependent on w hether a Mill ti
cient number of machinists return to
work before that time, Metcalf said.
According to William II. Thille, sccre
ary of he California Foundrymn 's arso
cielion, thV machinists ' strike has al
ready resulted in the laying olt or 70
per cent of the 1 1 employed by bay
district foundries. Be predicts a ticup
in the meliil trades iinln 4i.v unless tlio
strikers return to work.
Hiniultiineoiis wtih these statements,
Hubert Fechner, member of the execo
tive board of the Inleinutioni.l Associa
tion of Machnists arrived and has tuken
per unal charge in the straightening out
of the affnir. Final action on tho ma
chinists' stand will be taken In a meet
ing tomorrow morning.
ed to those places, March said, cxplaiu
uig how tlie plan would work out.
Demobilised at dice.
Orders have been issued, March said,
that i.'iiu iiiiiB soliuers snoiild bo do
nioli.cd Lot lutcr than 48 hours after
their urrivnl in rump. He found quits
general objection among soldiers dur
ing his recent inspection trip to being
held in camp for parades.
It has ben a frequent practice, March
suid, that units arriving in advance of
tho bulk of a division have been held
two or three wcks until tho entire out
fit arrived for camp pam-do. Tho new
orders now in effect automatically
offers every returning soldiers Ins dis
charge within 4H hours.
168th Engineers at Murmansk.
Arrival of tho ltlHIh cngiucr company
at Murmansk. March 25, was nnuoDMcod
by Mi,reh. It carried X'i'i men and fif
teen officers. Another engineer com
pany, the l7th, Is en route anil will
arrive soon, it is suid.
The total officers and men discharged
from the army to dule is 1,549,290, in
cluding 1,400,611 men and 04,049 offi
cers. Officer men, nurses, marines
and navy personnel returned from Eur
ope since November 7, number 599,558.
During March, 2t4,lfiM officers Butt
men have been returned from Europ.,
exceeding the origintl estimate of 203,
OdO forhe month nf Murch. April fig
ures are expected tn go above 250,000.
Orders have been issued dcsigneil t
standardize the demobilization person
nel at various camps and to reduce this
personnel to the minimum.
Burglars bored their way Into the
vault of the First 'National hank of Ar
teiu, Pal., Wednesday and got away
with (2H,000 ia rash and liberty bond
A bill for submission of a eontittt
limial amendment which would permit
women to c.niov full voting privilcg'S
was killed ia the Nebraska legislature
Wednesday. . '