Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, April 28, 1919, Page PAGE FOUR, Image 4

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April a, vm
Editor and Publisher
Editorial Page of The Capital
Published Every Evening Except Sunday, Salem, Oregon,
Address AU Communications To
(The Datln jAilal Journal
138 S. Commercial St.
Ei!T, It Carrier, per year 5.00 Ter Month-
Daiiy by Mail, per yeer
Per Month..
' W D. Ward. New York, Tribune Building.
W. II. fctockwell, Chicago, People's Gai Building
would Foch be doing in the meantime in case of menace.
The Allies have more than a million men in Germany
now, with millions more still under arms across the
The chances are about a hundred to one that if such
a force is being organized, it is organized as stage scen
ery, for its effect upon the peace conference. In brief, it
is a military bluff, a threat by which the Prussians hope
f n eflOffl fVlO A Hint? nnrl en-fton 4-Va -rrnnr 4Arnnn ' And U
35;nll not work because it is so transparent and, even if it
1 should turn to earnest, so tutile.
The world has many things to fear, but any serious
resistance of the Germans now or in the near future is
not one of them. Fcch has seen to that.
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Audit Bureau Of Circulations
Czecho-Slovak delegates at Paris laid before the peace
conference last week some rather startling evidence of
what they are convinced is a systematic attempt to create
a new Germany capable of resisting the Allies in case the
peace terms prove unduly severe.
The Allied observers who have been keeping an eye
on Germany have failed to discover these preparations,
the informers say, because they are being carried on most
Iv in remote and unfreouented villages. The well known
German barracks in the former military centers are
empty, these new barracks, mostly barns and other build
ings on the estates of junkers, are filled with recruits as
sembling and drilling in secret. The recruiting is said to
be under the command of Hindenburg himself.
""Not a day passes", runs the account, "but that some
500 young Germans join the ranks, for the sake of better
pay and food than they can obtain elsewhere." Artillery
and other military supplies have been saved from the
store remaining at the end of the war, and are hidden in
many places awaiting the time of uprising.
This report is disquieting, to be sure. It is reason
enough for the Allies to remain on guard, keeping their
military forces of occupation ready to act at a moment's
notice, and to avoid a too rapid demobilization of the
Allied armies. It would be natural enough for the Ger
mans to undertake some such plan, in order to have ready
an armed force capable of malting a desperate last stand
in case of extreme emergency.
But it is not necessary to conclude that Germany is
on the verge of renewing the war. The accounts are al
most certainly exaggerated. Even if they are literally
true, the recruiting of 500 soldiers a day is nothing to
scare Marshal Foch. It would take nearly three years of
such recruiting to- raise a force of 500,000 men. And what
Secretary Daniels, when he is not running the navy,
is a newspaper editor. His mind, therefore, naturally
runs to editorial expression. Here are some remarks he
made in a talk to some fellow Americans at Paris which
serve as a pretty editorial on the Labor Question, or
Socialism or Bolshevism, according to the particular angle
from which the reader chooses to regard them:
"The ideals of America," said Daniels, "are based
first of all upon the ability of men of initiative and genius
to get on in the world. We wish in America no creed, no
politics, no government that denies to men of genius, char
acter and skill the just returns of their brains and effort.
"It is equally true that we cannot carry out these
ideals if we deny to labor the bread it has earned. We are
never going back to old ideas of exploitation; but neither
are we going to lose ourselves to that conception of So
cialism that puts every man on a dead level and denies the
reward of brains and initiative."
There is in this a pretty good hint of the reason why (
the United btates need have no great fear of Bolshevism
or any other extreme form of Socialism. Such systems
appeal only to nations in which there are great classes
IV 1 1 1 M i 1 . f 1
living in virtual slavery, witnout nope oi rising aDove it.
From being a "dead level" of economic mastery, not see
ing that when they become the master class they will be
little, if any, better off, because the individual will still
be unable to rise above his surroundings to the height he
is fitted for.
The glory and hope of American life is its flexibility
or rather, its mobility. The individual is free to move
around, and sink or rise, until he finds the place where
he belongs. Thus, so far as we have classes men are
always passing by thousands from one to another. Some
times they sink lower in the scale. Usually they rise.
And there is no limit to the height to which any man or
woman, starting at the bottom among the unskilled labor
ers, may ascend.
Our "working classes," with the exception of the un
intelligent, the hopelessly prejudiced and the immigrants
not yet acquainted with our institutions, knows this.
There are agitators who deny such individual freedom,
but facts all around give them the lie.
Tomorrow and Thursday
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h I-
"The Winning Girl"
She's tiny in stature, but she full of
That one moment when she corners the
"Human Snake"--That'll satisfy your
desire for thrills.
serve all you say. I would often em
barrass you, auv society woman by my
ignorance of the sociul code of man
ners." "But you are not common, vulgur!
don't yon see," I spoke cxeiteory. I to have some one to teach the new men
was distressed that I had mentioned jund it fell to me.
anything about these western men, 'T will set niv discharge here nnd
anfi so N'i imps then direct home without going to any
other camp. I'll sure be home by the
was there. I'm awfully Borry to say fine qualities of body and mind which
that 1 will have to stay aiioinor montu. he has acquired or developed in the niili
Mr lieutenant litis held me to break in turv service, llo returns to you a bet
some civilian workers as you know 1 am tcr man."
in charge of a landing gear. They had'
By iWa!t Mason
The idle rich, in ten years more, will make their jour
neys in the air; the man on foot will watch them soar,
and shed a line of tears, and swear. The man on foot's
a busy jay, he's dudging autos all the time; some crazy
jitney every day attempts his wayworn frame to climb.
And there'll be thrice as many cars in days to come, the
seers opine; though aeroplanes may graze the stars, the
autos won't take in their sign. The man on foot's a busy
gent, he hustles wildly through the town, and when he's
out to earn a cent, some auto tries to run him down. He's
always climbing trees and poles, pursued by crazy choo
honk carts, and crawling into drains and holes, to save
his divers vital parts. What will it be in vears to come,
with castings falling from on high, where dizzy airships
whiz and hum? The man on foot Can only die. What
profit, if he dodge a boat, and save a highly valued limb,
if then some airship gets his goat, by dropping rusty junk
on him? There'll be collisions overhead, of accidents
there'll be no dearth, and airship chuffers, quick and dead,
will come kerflopping to the earth. The man on foot can't
dodge them all, the autos and the airship freight, and so
he'll jump this mundane ball, and try to keep his shroud
on straight.
The treaty of peace that will be signed in Paris in
the next few days will not bear the ''made in Germany"
I rand.
The latest ship launched at Hog Island is named
Kishacoquillas, and we complain about foreign names.
This is humane week and the merciful driver will be
especially kind to his machine.
Buy it at home this weekand every other week.
know they aren't truet"
'I can't seriously believo that Mr.
- ; 'Forbes intends to do anything wrong;
I'll AITI'.H L..XIX. 'yet inanv 1 know aren't so lenient
When Mr. .Frederick spoke so kindly whon talking of him rather when talk
t.i me 1 once more had to use ail the inir of his business methods. I don't
If control I iHMisescd to rcfruiu from mean to bo cruel dear Indv," I had
rying. 1 swallowed hard once or twice
lefoie I aiiawpred:
"Oh. I was just nervous, things went
winced, ''but if others hnvo talked, you
and I may as well look things squarely
in the face. It is a terrible thing to do
I-ton Ford truck perfect condition, must be sold at
once Bargain.
Second-hand, 5-passenger Doit, newly painted and
overhauled, quick sale at ?G.j0.
162 N. Commercial Phone 1604
rni ii II day yesterday ,r.nd auaiu this a voung business man an unconscious in
jury. We must get nt the root of the
matter if we can. Vo you niinct tell
I ing me what you have heard!
j "Why that men arc sr.ying Neil is
dishonest that it what it means. Thnt
ho gets people to put in money into
schemes when he knows, or should know
: if he doesn't, that there is no chance
to make money, scarcely any of getting
back what was put in. Then there it
another thing I may as well tell yon
all, now that 1 have commenced. In
this perhaps I am at fault. They say
.that Neil and these rich men. roars'
Tulsar men. with rtotmg to rrrwuiuend
i them bnt monev, go to a certain worn
lan's house, drink and gamble, then pu'
money into these schemes of Uetl . 1
know it isn't true, not as they tell it
I but I cannot disprove it."
I "Yon mid von wen perheps t
blame. What did Toil meant"
j "I refused to entertain these men.
I Men like thnt Mr. Scnit. Neil brough
jtherti home, and I was n disgurM wtt'
I them I told him I would not f ntertar
jthem her. That he mnst take them tc
I some club or restaurant."
' "Yet I am a common man and yrn re
ceive me."
! "Oh. Mr. Frederick! pVr.so do not
compare ronrself with the men I have
reference, trt. Yon are a gentleman in
every se"" of the world. A true gen
itlemn. They are boors."
"Thank you. but really I do ot de-
mnrmng. Like a silk little inrl 1 cried
and made myself a sight. 1 : "
"You couldn't do that; make your
self anything but attrutiive to lue,"
lie said the last to wolds so low I
scarcely heard.
" My eves always show I have cried,"
I said lamely, blusliinii.
"Yon haven't told me yet whether I
euu help you or not. Is tliele nothing
I can do to ease your mimlf"
"Yes there is!" impulsively 1 re
plied. "I have been told horrid things,
things I do not believe. Things I won't
Mieve. 1 "
"What thine,?" his kind cool voice
"Things about Neil his business, I
1 saw a quick change in my listener's
face, then a quick a control.
"You know more r.hotit business than
I... ..t t ii ... . :
l mi hi miiv women, lea me ii people
lie about thing can t you refute ihem
in Si'me way so these the public will
Doctors Recommend
Bon Onto For The Eves
iinsiciaus ami eve er
t;. :ilo lton Opto as a safe 1
Jtlv in the treatment of eve t
many of whom he knew,
hurt him.
"Suppose we forget me, and get back
to our subject. Who told you these
things? Anyone of prominencet"
'Yes, one of thein a woman friend1,
one of the smart set. vet a broad mind
ed, kind hearted woman who would notl-
repeat silly gossip for the world. She
wanted to warn to help me."
"I'm! in what wnyt"
"Why you see I had planned to give
some social affairs, just small ones at
first, to be followed bv larger ones
Inter. She told me people wouldn't
come," my voiced trembled on the lp.et
word. He laid his strong warm hand
over mine as he replied:
"I begin to see why you were . so
distressed. Now tell me nil. I cannot
help you unless I know just what youl
are up against."
just tneu tne telephone rang. I an
swered. It wns Neil.
"Don't wait for dinner. A lot of
fellows arc in town, and I htve to dine
with thorn." I tried to reply, but re
ceived no answer. Neil once more had
hung up.
(Tomorrow A Full Confession.)
fore purt of M:iv."
Joseph Riley of Hrooks, Oregon, fa
ther of Stanley Riley, received a letter
a few days ago from first lieutenant
J. Sauter. Referring to Stanley Ri
ley, the lieutenant writes: ''As his
commanding officer, I am proud of him,
He has dono his duty well. I and his
comrndes will bid him good bye with
deep regret nnd wish him every success
after he returns home that spot in
cry man's heart that no other place can
fill. Your son is bringing back many
W. .7. Tntterson, a real estate deal
er of Portland, is under arrest at Eu
gene, charged' with setting fire to 80
tons of hny with intent to defraud in
surance companies.
ergeant Riley Making Goad
As Aviator And Likes Work
Sergeant S. liiley, (if the 87rttli nonv
sipiadron, is now stationed at .Mont-1
"omerv. Alali.'iii i the aviation serv
ice. I'nd'T date of April 7, he writes;
home as folluus:
"I have j.,s(
Itoiir 's spin in '
great as it was
olll-l see finite
come lit.vk from a half
the air. It wns sure
nice and clear unit one
a distance. We made
three loops, diil the barrel roll nnd a lit
tie of everything. We got mi about
lnO feet nbove the city of Montgom
ery and mndo three loops.
I . I'!..: : . . . . ... .
rMinif is sure grenr. v e also nadi
a lug rtance trulnr evening in our mess
hall. Peemed as though half the town
Size and Save Money
Bucarit buvBcllcr
pecinlists pre-
liome rome-
ronblcs and
to strengthen eyesight. Sold under
aioney refund guarantee br all druggists.
annie Ward
in "
ommon Clay"