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FORTY-SECOND YEAR NO. 108.
SALEM. OREGON, WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 1919.
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COUNTER PROPOSALS ALL
SUBMITTED, SAYS REPORT
"Big Four" To Scan Boche
Protests And Then Set Def
inite Date For Signing Of
Paris, May 21. The time limit for
the Germans to present counter-proposals
to the peace treaty has been extend,
ed ore week by the "Big Four," It wan
officially announced this afternoon.
The time limit was set for tomorrow,
but was advanced to May 29, on request
of Foreign Minister Brockdorff-Rant-
By Cart D. Groat
(Cuited Press Stiff Correspondent.)
Berlin, May 20. Germany 's counter
proposals regarding the peace treaty
are complete no far Berlin is concerned,
it was learned from an authoritntive
The communications are believed to
have been forwarded to Versailles last
night. The government is understood
to have claimed these ere Germany's
utmost concessions. They nro said to
propose n plebiscite in the eastern pro
vinces, diminution, of French control
over the Saar basin Hnd alternations
if the provisions for taken over German
Fearing serious outbreaks in Silt-sit..,
the government had dispatched large
forces of troops to that district.
By Fred 8. Ferguson
(United Press Stuff Correspondent.)
Paris, May 21. The time ninu 101
submission of German observations on
the peace treaty expires at 3 o'clock to
After the "big four" completes peru
sal of these last communications the,!
uate will lie fixed upon which the Ger
mans must definitely accept or refuse
the terms. This will depend upou the
nature of t lie observations. There is no
indication, however, that the treaty will
be changed in any way.
Progress of assembling the Austrian
treaty has been uch that it is now be
lieved it may be ready for signature at
practically the same time as tuo Ger
man document. It is probable the Aus
trians will not be given more than a
week for discussion of the terms. The
disposition of the Austrian delegates In
dicate s there will be very little quib
bling over the provisions. In the nor
mal course of events, it is estimated
that President Wilson will be able to,
depart for the I'nited Htntcs about June!
7. Although the allied delegates con
tinue optimistic the'fe is more actual j
question as to whether the Germans will,
sign than when they first nrrived at
ersnillrs. It is regarded as significant j
(Continued on page two) j
Belgium Demands Treaty of
1839 Be Modified and' Some
Parts Completely Annulled
By Henry Wood
(1'nited Press Staff Correspondent.)
Paris. May 21. The Dutch neVga
tiou, invited to the peace conference to
aid in revision of the treaty of 130,
isin conference with the council f for
eign ministers and Belgian representa
tives. The following demands have
been made bv Belgium!
First, annulment nf tho oUv.mo nf it, 1
treaty of 1SW binding them to perpet
11a! neutrality. Thev point out this
failed to save them from invasion in
1SG4 r.nd insist ou their right now toinaking provision in the present Ger-
make alliances nnd take other steps to.n,a,lT treaty for revision of the ofcjec-
Seek Antwerp Outlet
Second, revision of the clause which
cuts off Antwerp from the sea. They understood the Dutch will especiallv
dei !nre this clause which gives norland resist yielding any territory. They are
possession of the left bank of the ' expected, too. to oppose Belgium's de
S.'h ddt. prevented the revlctnaHlrf of're f ir complete sovereignty over the
Antwrrp in 1914 and r.lso resulted In! Scheldt. The Dutch delegation is pre
th.' internment of T.o.onri Belgian sol-j pare 1, among other things, to demon
A !cr who crossed into Dutch territory , strate the full value of I'utih neutrality
on 'lie w est bank. I during the w ar.
Habby Complains Spouse
Won't lire In Dry State
Spokane, Wash, May 81. Alleging
that his war bride, Cleopatra McEwea
of Norfolk, Va., refused to live with
him ia dry territory. Sergeant Glen Mc
Ewea, wearing a distinguished service
cross, ha asked ft dlvoree.
The couple- married at Norfolk in
February and tame west. It is alleged
trouble started when Mrs. McEwen dis
eorered that there was to "liquah" out
here. The couple lired 'together but
McEwen won hia decoration for res
cuing wounded men under machine gutf
'nnr rnn huiit
Government Bitterly Criticised
For Failure To Safeguard
London, May 1. Thomas J. Mae
N'amara, parliamentary secretary for
the admiralty, announced in the house
of commons this afternoon that the
eight destroyers searching for Harry G.
Hawker and Commander Grieve had
found no trace of the missing aviators.
London, May 21, (United -Press.)
With no word received as to the late
of Harry G. Hawker, who disapiearod
in his attempted flight with a Sopwith
plune from Newfoundland to Ireland,
there was an inclination today in some
quarters to- blame the government for
not properly safeguarding him. ,
The Times attacked what Is tejmca
the government's inaction in not patrol
ling Hawker's routo and declared the
government climaxed this by bungling
the communiques Monday. The Post
commented on misleading communiques,
which, it said, aroused premature ela
tion. An investigation by the admirality as
to how misleading officiul reports re
garding Hawker's originated, revealed
they were started by garbled radio
grams, .relayed through a number of
ships. , : .
Churchmen .Score "Brother
Wilson's" Repeal Message
St. Louis, Mo., May 21. Expressions
of regret that a "ruling elder" and
'fellow churchman" should recommend
to congress repeal of part of tho war
time prohibition act wt.s contained in
a resolution cabled todav to President
Wi'son by the Presbyterian general as
sembly. It was further resolved that ''we
most earnestly petition congress that It
not only retain the measure, but that
it be enforced to the fullest extent."
REPEAL OF WAR TIME "DRY"
MEANS MUCH TO CALIFORNIA
Ran Francisco. May 21. President
Wilson's request for removal of the bfin
on wine and beer, if acted upon, will
save California grnnegrowers at least
IOOOO,000 next fall, according to the
grapegrowers' association. It would
have been Impossible to convert ail the
grapes into raisins.
LIBERTY BONDS QUOTATIONS
New York. Mav 21. T.ibertv bond
nttntr.tions: Vttt, P9..r0. off !0: 4's,
".B2, unchanged: second 4's, 4!(a."0,
an dot .02: second 4U 's. 74(o 7rt. off .4;
third 4 Vs. 91(n96; fourth 4V, 81, up
Third, removsl of the constant menace!
to the B.elginn border created bv the '
"peninsula" of Dutch Limberg, which'
runs down into Belgium crossing the'
Memo near Maastricht. They point out
this prevented them from holding the
Mouse line in 1914 and likewise per-
jmitted the escajie of a portion of the
Germany trmy in 101S.
Dutch Promise Fight,
While Belgium 's claims have impress
ed the peace conference to the extent of
there is no indication that the Dutch j
intend to cede say vital points without1
putting lip a hard diplomatic fight. It;
GRAND ENCAMPMENT IS
SEQUENCE OF DELIGHTS
Auto Ride Through Valley And
Band Concert In Park To
Be Closing Features Of Pro
1500 01 ATTLNT)ANC AT
RECEPTION LAST NIGHT
Governor Olcott,' Mayor Albin
And T. L McCroskey Wel
come Visitors; Dance Enter
Following the antomobile ride given
visiting Odd Fellows and Rebekahs
from 4 until 6 o'clock this afternoon,
the delegates will be allowed to rest un
til 7 o'clock. At this hour the Be
bekuhs will again be called to assemble
at the armory far the conferring of the
Rebekrvh degree, to be exemolified by
Columbia Rebekah Lodge No. 3 of Port
land. At 8 o'clock this evening Chemcketa
Lodge No. 1 will hold its regular ses
sion at the Odd Fellows hall. And to
close today's work and pleasures, the
Ciierrian band will give tis first summer
concert in Willson Park and the Waitc
memorial fountain will play in colors.
1500 at Reception.
The grand reception at the armory
last evening brought out 1300 visiting
delegates and local Odd Fellows and
Rebekahs. Shortly before the begin
ning of the program S3 women were
given the jewel for meritorious work.
Grand Patriarch Hi E. Watkins pre
sided, and was assisted by a degree team
from Multnomah lodge No. 2 of Port
land. At the reception and program in the
armory, Mrs. C. C. Clark abtv presided.
Governor Olcott in behalf of the state
delivered an address of welcome, eulo
gizing the principals of Odd Fellow
ship. He earnest invited all visitors to
visit the slate institutions, saying it
was tho duty as well as privilege of
all to become familiar with them, and
to especially visit the penitentiary, as
this was tho only state institution he
wag not proud of. This was due to the
fact, the governor explained, of tho in
adequate and antiquated building, built
a generation or so ago.
Visitors Are Welcomed.
T. ltfeCroskey, in Mialf of the Sa
lem Commercial club, spoke briefly, wol
coining the visitors in behalf of the
nt tne city. Mayor v. ri. Alljln was
introduced by Mrs. C. C. Clark as "Lord
High Mayor of tho famous citv of Sa
lem." In his welcome. Mayor Alot'n
especially invited the visitors to attend
the Chcrrian concert this evening and
nlso see the fountain playing in culorn.
To the addresses of welcome,
spouses were made by Sir. Walker, Mrs.
Burke and Mr. Hautz. On the music
program for the evening were Mis Ada
Miller, Mrs. Blanche Liston Niemeyer,
Prof. J li ri R. Sites Riid the Apollo club.
Mrs, Clink, as presiding officer, nn
uunnced that after the program, there
would be the grand parade and a dance,
and that those who were not brought up
to dance, would find entertainment up
above referring in this instance to oth
er rooms prepared in the armory for the
entertainment of visitors.
Officers for the grand encampment
fur the coining year were elected as
follows: P. A. Ifantz of Baker, grand
patriarch; R. Kirkpatrick of Pendle
ton, grand high priest; K. J. Nolan of
Portland, grand senior warden; E, E,
Shnroii of Portland, grand scribe; W.
W. Francis of Albany, grand treasurer;
W. E. Wadsworth of Hariisburg, grand
junior warden; A. H. Knight of Canby,
grand representative to the sovereign
Brand lodge to meet at Baltimore;
Frank P, Light of Lakeview, grand
muraliul; W. T. Wright of Roseburg,
giand sentinel, and D. S. Young of New
port, grand outside sentinel.
7 p. m. Rcbcknh decree,
exemplification bv Columbia
loilgo No. 3, Portland
8 p. m. Ghemeketa lodge Xo. 1,
regular meeting, I. O. O. F. hall.
9:311 p. in. IVtiud concert and elec
tric fountain, Willson park
Parade Chief Feature.
Thursday is the day of the groat pa
rade when all of the lfloo visiting Odd
Fellows and Rebekahs and ."j'.'O or more
special visitors from Yamhill county,
nlong with civic bodies from Hnlem will
participate in the big event of the an
nual slate encampment of Odd Fellows
The parade is scheduled to ocgin
promptly fit 3:30 o'clock. Division So.
I, under the personal commander of
''olonel John M. Williams, will form on
the hoi th and east sides of Marion
Square. Division No. !, commanded by
Bngad:er General P. A. Hnntx, retired,
of Baker, will form at Church and Che
nieketa streets. Division No. 3, Of jrhich
(Continued on page eight)
, . "
Mrs. Lester Moon went t' th' pust
office in kimooa an' returned th'
same day. If oporttmity did knock,
moat folks would be out in a car,
ALL DISSATISFIED AT
Resignations $ Nine Mem
bers Brings Grievances Of
Other Commissioners To
By Robert Bender
Washington, May 21. Inquiry iato
the procedure by which the peace treaty
with Germany was framed is planned
by members of the senate foreign rela
tions conimitte, it was learned today.
Republican leaders on this committee,
who said they have known for some
time of the dissatisfaction among Bonie i
of the American mission In Paris with
portions of the treaty, said today they
would issue a statement
Experts attached to the mission have
been nsked to appear and expiam ;iu
the Chinese, Haar valley, Polish, Italhta
and other settlements were reached rftid
on what principles the president yielded
to obtain allied junction on the lcugm
By Lowell Mellett
(1'nitcd Press Staff Correspondent.)
(Copyright 1919 by the Vnitcd Press.)
raris, May 21. The action of ninoi
members of the American peace commis-,
sion in tendering their resignations, an j
an expression of their disapproval of;
the German treaty, has brought to liliht ;
the fact that their sentiments are shared !
by a great portion of the commission. I Washington, May 21. (Fnited Press)
If inquiries made by the United Press Markets sic to be found in the t'ni
today ore any indication those dtssp- ted States, ifpossible, for the millions
proving the terms form a considerable of pounds nf meat nnd millions of cans
majority of the committee, albeit they of vegetable held by tho war depart
are principally the lesser members, in ment, it was learned teday.
fact, inquiries have not vet revealed' Tho department lias roughly 200,000,
any member giving unqualified r.pprn- 000 pounds of meat and 100,000,000 cr.ns
vnl of the treaty. The nearest approach
to approval Is from those who sav the
treaty Is bad, but that, the league of na-
tions redeems its fnnlts.
Mingled with detailed objections to
tho treaty are condemnations of Presi-
dent Wilson for giving his assent,
though, on the other hand, many defend
his sincerity, saying that creation nf
the league was a bigger and more diffi-;ket.t
cult task than those outside the pence
conference appreciate, and that lie wr.s
compelled to sacrifice one purpose after, tively that the war department plans to
another in order to accomplish this one .sell the surplus products as soon as pos
aim. They say the Shantung settlement J sible in the Fnited States.
is bad, the Saar settlement ia bad, the;
Italian settlement is bad rnd so on; but
if the league works all these things will
be straightened out in the next generation.
Others argue, however, that the league, i Secretary of War Baker is understood The conference also resolved to send terms, ngiiiust the economic blockade
as now constituted is too feeble an in- to favor distribution of the food direct-! delegation to the meeting of the in-'and against armed intervention in Uua
strument to do the work intended, as a Iv to the consumer. j terna,tioiial socialist executive commit- sia and Hungary.
result of which all of these sacrifices! The war department hopes to u.i tee at Lucerne in August to ask that all , "As an American, I feel Reemy i
have been made in vr.in. jlarge quantities of food to state and i socialists refuse military service in case ; present disillusionment of Kuropctn lib-
Barter and Trade Rule. municipal governments for institutional of a new war. Ural and pacifists in regard to rralizv
The first class Includes not only nii-'use and the department will also seek Jane Addams Satisfied. ' tiou of President Wilson's program. It
morons experts whose names are only j markets closer to the consumer, A delegation was nominated to sub ! is hard to explain to Europeans that
slightly known to the American pen-; The possibility that most of the foodjmit tin-so resolutions to the pence Con-1 the president did not come t- Paris a
tde. but some members nf the verv small would be released for actual public con-' ference. It included Mrs. Despard of n dictator. European mentality is Still
inside group that participated in fash-!
toning the trenrv, including some of the '
best known men among the members
here. Among the less prominent mem-
bers number the men who have hern rn-i
gaged for the 1r.st two vears, under di-
rection of Colonel House, in gathering;
(Continued on page three)
Past President Association Of
Rebekahs Holds Business
Session And Luncheon At
PORTLAND WOMAN NAMED
HEAD FOR COMING YEAR
iliss E&el Fktder, Of Salem
Elected Vice President And
Dallas Woman Made Secre
tary. The Past President association of the
Rebekah Assembly of Oregon met in
regular session today noon in the sen
ate chamber, President Miss Pauline
Kline and Secretary Mrs. Nellio Wat-
tonburg of Klamath Falls presiding.
After tho business session, the past
presidents went to the Mcrion hotel
where covers were laid for 15. This is
the largest number of past presidents
that has ever attended any of the an
nual dinners at any grand encampment
in Oregon. The past presidents wore
moat emphatic in their praise of the
generous receptiou givon tho visitors by'jgij
tne naiem iU'OeKuns and Odd rellows.
This morning officers for the Rebek
ah Assembly were elected as follows:
President, Mrs. JeBsie Jams of Sell
wood, Portland; vice-president, Miss
Ethel Fletched of Salem; secretary,
Mrs. Ora I Cosper of Dallas; treasurer,
.Tim M ti wacoos or romanaj warucn,
Mrs. Ethel Moldrum of Milwaukie,
Competition la Keen.
Everything went lovely with tho Re
bekahs In electing tho officers for the
ensuing year, until the office of warden
was presented. As this Is one ox tuu
most important offices, the competition
whs keen, with eight candidates iu the
field. Although there was no election
after several ballots, as a majority u
all votes cast arc necessary for an elec
tion, none of the candidates would with
draw. When the voto was counted
which finally elected Mrs. Ethel Mel
drum of Milwaukie, it was found that
she hHd a bare majority of ono vote.
Her closest conipeitor was Nettie Whet
stone of Pendleton. According to all re
ports, the Rebekahs wont into tho elec
tion of warden like truo politicians,
with the western part of the state lin
ing up against eastern Oregon. While
. . ..
was on, 3."3 votes were cast at
FOOD SURPLUS TO BE
Army Supply Of Meats And
Vegetables To Be Kept In
The Inst department statement was'
that there was on hand 110,1113,5001
pounds of roast beef; 72,7H7,r00 pounds;
of corned beef; 20,820,000 pounds ot i
corned beef hash and 47,219,020 pounds'
of bacon. Some of this since hns been)
In a recent statement it was said tlioi
war department would try to find mar
abroad for the meat. Luter It was
tin id this was merely a tentative pro i
gram. Now it was learned siithoritn-
Packing houses, it was stated, through
which the sales were to be made, arel'eii added providing that the strike; Yanks Busy Explaining.
not to be con . sidered primarily in thelshould be called even if the war was', "The most important political fca-
war department plan as outlined today. Sanctioned by the league of nations. Ittircs were protests against the peace
sumption was considered likely,
Department officials say the
is not a direct change from former
plans. It is understood that there was
misinterpretation of the plan lioth in
the war department and out of it.
Surplus Runs High. .
It, ir packing interests haxe experv
enced n reverse in their hopes by tin
ntulining ( f the new policy.
Counter Resolution Comes
To Light In Budapest Now
Budapest, May 19, Counter revolu
tion was revealed here today. A num
ber of alleged conspirators, including
their leaders, were arrested and storci
of ammunition confiscated. It was in
tended to organise a "White Guard "
and occupy Budapest, arresting the
members of the soviet.
The leaders were mostlv former po
lice officials, including two chief con
stables of Budapest. One merchant and
several wealthy landowners also were
arrested for complicity.
RATES NEEDED DUNN
Editor Of Railway Age Say
Roads Face Bankruptcy
At Present Rates
St. Louis, May 21. (United Press.)
Frflght rates must be increased 15
per cent if the railroads are to be saved
from bankruptcy, Samuel O. Dunn, edi
tor of the Railway Age, told tho Amer
ican Iron, Steel & Heavy Hardwaiu .
sociation here today.
This increase will be necessary wheth
er the railroads are operated by the gov
ernment or the private owner, kM
If the insufficiency of revenue for
1010 is relatively as large as it wu dur
ing the first three months of llrlS and
tho present passenger and freight rates
aro continued, tho end of the year will
find a deficit of 1500,000,000, Dunn
It would be economy for tho public to
permit an increase of rates and the re-
tnrit nt ttiA vnflil tn (irivntn unntrnl rM
against government operation without
without the increase, Dunn said. He ex
pressed tho fear that continued gov
ernment operation woud eventuate in
stm wor80 coditions. Permanent gov
eminent operation, he said, will weed
out the experienced railroad men still
in office and substitute politics and po
BIG SUFFRAGE LEAD
First Ballot Taken In New
Congress Results In
Proas) American women today won
Ihe first Ibntllo in their new fight for
the vote, when the house passed the
stiff rnge amendment to tho federal con
stitution. The vote on the suffrage
amendment was 804 to 8S,
The voto was a complete rout of the
foes of suffrage.
Ileivesentative Matin was given an
ovation by republican and democratic
friend of suffrage the moment the
vote was announced.
Mann Leads Fi&ht
Washington, May 21. (I'uiled
Press) Willi Representative -lanu,
suffrage leader, warning nnti's that
he would not be "held up," or obstiuct
I ed, the woiiinn suffrage resolution was
called up in tho house shortly after it
(Continued on page four)
Women Would Put Quietus
on Future Wars; Threaten
j World-Wide Strike of Sex
j the failed Pies, expressed deep satis-
By Rudolph Kommer fatcion with the work of the congress.
(I'nited Press Staff Correspondent.) "The intensity of spirit i.nd uuity Is
Zurich, May 18. The lain natioiuil most gin! if ying. " she said.
Congress of Women Voted uuaiiiiuoiisi) I ' The discussions proceeded without
at ils concluding iinn today to call anv wrangling, wild talk or inispuar
'a world wide strike of women in tveut'ble scheming. The moderation or! tho
'another war is declared, vvnien's demands, their political insight
The proposal was made by Fraulcin nnd sense of realities was surprising.
Hertzka, a dolofKtc from Vienna. It j Women's claim to political partnership
was carried after an amendment had
Great Britain; Madame Hagnz of Swit-
: zerland and Hignora Menona of Italy,
Mrs, Despnrd, a sister of Lord r rench.j
i introduced a resolution demanding rep-1
resentation for women in the league of
nations ami proposed Miss Jane Aiidamj
of Chicago as the first woman repte-
sentative. The resolution was adopted
Miss Addams, in an interview with
Trouble With Meter Kecjs
BigNaTy Plane Frcm Ai
tespfeg Last Leg Of AO22
tic FEght Today.
FLAGSHIP OF FLEET TO
BE SHIPPED BACK KO
Commander Towers Decides
NC-3 Too Badly Dasa.pl
To Continue Trip Oyer Re
By W. R. Har graves
(I'oited Press Stuff Correspondent.)
Ponta Del Bada, Aiores, May 2Li
Forlnwing a two-hour tunc up. Com
mander Towers announced that the NC
4 would make no kttempt to fly to Lis
bon today. One of tho motor failed te
Elimination of the NC I and NCI
na" pla,'(,,, ,h '"'1',n of completing the
flight on the NC 4 and Towers wishes
to take no chance on losing his last re
maining plane with the goal more than
The engine trouble caused Toners 4
Reud the greatest regret, as tho weath
er was ideal today and the quick nie
tcorloijical changes in this zone may re
sult in impossible conditions tomorrow.
II the NG-4 is still in good condition
upon reaching Lisbon, the flight will ba
continued to Plymuiith, Englnud, the
Commander Towers and the men of
tho NC-3, the flagship which has been
forced to drop out of the contest M
cause of damage sustained while drift
ing on the surface, wore anxious to see
Bced mnile a gooiLaturt in the NC .
Perfect Conditions Waited.
Washington, May 21. (L'nited Proas)
Because of engine trouble, the NO -has
been forced to postpone her "hop
off" expected today from Ponta Del
Jlusuoii, an euiiy uispai.cn lo lam
npvy ucpnriuicm Hiiuuuuteu.
Admiral Jackson in a radio filed at
4:30 a. m. (Washington time) anil,
reaching here at 7:23 this morning, said:
"NC-4 will not leave today. Onu en
gine not functioning properly."
With only one seaplane now left upon
which the success of the truns-Atlantio
venture depends1, navy officials suid to
dav no chances would be taken with
eitlier the machine or the weather until
both promised as near perfect function
ing as possible.
NC-3 to Return.
Coiuinuiiiler Towers hut decided that
his "flagship," NC-3, Is in no condi
tion after weathering the heavy seas for
many hours to resume hcr journey. A
a result, he bus repoifed she win t
shipped back to the 1'nitcd States. Tow
ers further disclosed In his report, re-
(Continued on page three)
with man was justified.
obessed with the idolatory of miiM, tnd
even the liberals expected Wilson t
throw America's material stre:ii;th iato
the balance, instead of employing orly
j the force of ideals. They also eriticis
, inclusion of the Monroe doctrine in the
j league covenant, forgetting that Wilsoa
'is not even an American dictator. We
Americans in Europe arc coiuiuntty ex-