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;DL . THE OGDEN STANDARD: OGDEN, UTAH. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1918. '
II III i& MwlfflL ! il rSfkfl 'l Entered as Second-CIasa Matter at tho IN fill 1 Postofflcc. Ogdon. Utali. I IriWM ESTABLISHED 1870. ilg; An Independent Newspapor, publlsned I'tlfltHi' every evenlna oxcept Sunday, without a nil IHfl' muzzlo or a club. I jjlfflji MEMBER OFpTHsASSOCIATED lilffl'i Tc ABBodatcd Press Is exclusively en- l Hlillrl titled to the use for republication of all llllflU.: news credited to It or not otherwise I 5ffll ' credited In this paper and also the local j fjNI news published herein. Ill I ; Bll II NO CHANGE IN TOMATO III I CONTRACTS. 'Ill 0n Monday The Standard received I JlPimM typewritten copy from the federal food l ilai administrator for Utah, In which ref I l Br erence was made to a contract for to ll In' matoes between farmers and canners '11b ' In MIssouri and tne closing paragraph II I Kali ' qouted the food administration as is l! 1119 i I suing1 a license allowing canners a re- I JJIjJl atricted, profit-sharing margin. The II fill! M natural inference was that the liter j i Ijijifj ature from the Utah office had local I i j I j application and that the food adminis- III I I' ' tratlon, pursuing a uniform policy, was Hi n I i' proceeding to apply the Missouri con Ill Pi 1 i tract to Utah. But a messago from iJ ilil W' W Armstrong, federal food admin -I il MB jl istrator for Utah, says this is all a mis- ill iflJB jj understanding, as the tomato contracts lltlUlm I In this sate havo been fIxed at ?15 a II I Knit ton and nearly all tho farmers have jtjnjl signed up at that figure. The Stand- ii Hill ! ' ards earns at r Armstrong cor- liililS I ' rectly states the situation, that tho JLIj i farmers have contracted at 15 a ton, I 'iiUfi i f and tne canners are to be allowed a IIIPmI' fair margin of profit In disposing of II fill j new conditions, since the signing III Bw B no contracts- have been imposed illl'll i on no 0313 ners and th prospects are JlHjJR! most encouraging and satisfactory II I ilS 1 1 from the standpoint both of canners llllil t armer' II IN THE DAYS OF jl LINCOLN. ' ' We now begin to understand the ! strain under which Lincoln labored in 1 1 the Civil war days. Many of tho in- ( fluontlal papers of New York and oth- I j er large cities were constantly notify- j ing the country that Lincoln was a miserable failure. Incompetency, they said, was everywhere, and at one time a committee of distinguished men vis-1 ited tho White House to prevail on. Lincoln to. dismiss Grant from the f command of the armies. We begjin to wonder if this Is a na tional disease, which is inseparable Irom a republic as liberal as is ours. We all feel capable in a crisis of run i nine the government, with its thou- i sand complexities, and yet If person- ' j ally called to pass on anyone of the : great undertakings now proceeding" un- I! der the direction of the most skilled workers and trained specialists, we j would decline the task by truthfully I remarking: "Wo are not capable of passing judgment. Only an expert is qualified to offer comment." We heard a gentleman remark, ! "Root's mission to Russia was a com plete failure. I could have acepm pllshed more than did the New York- There you have it a combination of ' conceit and failure to grasp tho mighty j problems involved, which Is a part of all this condemnation. We venture to say that what Ellhu Root failed to do, could not have been done, for in di- plomacy the former senator is a past- It master; and in intellect he is a giant I! among men. AN ATMOSPHERE OF 111 DISTRUST. ' 11 SI If Yesterday the sniper was Senator 'MjjjKH Chamberlain; today Senator Hitch- 'tlffpin cock is firing at the administration. I mil ft 's a eea thinker said, in commont- I ly jj jl ing on the attitude of the two men, jji Hi I "Why, if they had discovered a great I I; weakness, did they not go quietly to JlM I! ' the secretary of war or to the presi- j II (jl dent and outline the defects they had if ill found and suggest a remedy?" i Why? Because tho vory object they if II I seek to attain is personal prominence rill' and a m'vate conference would rob ji II i them of their glory. They are not aini- I I jj j Ing to cure a defect in our war propa fl na rations. They are politicians laboring I II 171 1 t0 lmpress e country with their own Ilil I ! Much of this loud talk, in our opin- I j II ion, comes from personal pique. Those I I ' men have not been called in to the war lltl councils or been placed at tho head of 19 a department Both undoubtedly have I I secretly harbored the thought that tho l j cabinet, at the opening of the war, Hilfl should have been reconstructed, with J Hitchcock secretary of war, and w 1 1 I Chamberlain secretary of the navy, til! SI I They have overestimated themselves 'IS ii aIriE thir disaPpo,nt 'Ilil Neither man has said anything 1m- J H j pressive. Both havo indulged In "a IS WW great stream of generalities, without f j proving a single vital assertion. Jl U Chamberlain found that the body of 'll'JIli a 8old'er nad Deen sent home in a winding sheot. Hitchcock has discov- 1p j J ored there Is not shipping facilities II ! with which to send half a million men ffljfjfli across tho ocean, and he, thoreforo, m M ; demandB a ministry of munitions. In jji li other wordB, in an effort to supply ilil ill more ships, tho Nebraska senator HI m would manufacture more munitions I 'Jl' U' What an exhibition! , Dut Secretary Daniels, who spfar j has escaped criticism, replying late yesterday to Hitchcock's charges, slat ed emphatically that the ships arc available: A Washington dispatch says : Secretary Daniels today au thorized the statement that the ' navy is assured of enough trans port facilities to make sure that there will be five hundred thou sand American troops in France early this year, as was stated by Secretary Baker recently before the senate military committee. Mr. Daniels made the statement when informed that Secretary Baker's forecast of the number of men to be sent abroad had been chal lenged in the senate today by Sen ator Hitchcock. Before Secretary Baker made his disclosures to the senate committee, one of the most persistent anti-administration organizations. In outlining what this cduntry should accomplish, declared 500,000 men should bo in France before the end of 1918. Now It is made clear that at least 350,000 already are in France and the half mil lion will be there before the spring offonsive, and tho critics, made to ap pear ridiculous, are looking around for some other means of casting dis trust. This whole attltudo of carping criti cism is harmful and should be stopped. DARK ARE THE WAR . CLOUDS. Direct from the east, whero he has been in close contact with the military leaders of tho nation, M. S. Browning is not overflowing with optimism in discussing war conditions iij Europe. He says the great battles of the war are just ahead, and tho outcome no one can forecast. Which coincides with our own deductions of what is coming, as forecast by the events of thp past six months. Germany is concentrating every available man and gun on the west front, so that, when the weather per mits, there will be a striking of mighty blows. The Kaiser would reach Calais, if ho had the power. He would strike near Ypres and drive on to the coast for the purpose of harassing tho Eng lish lines of communication. He also would break through to Paris, if he could find a weakness. He may ham mer at Rhelms or Soisson. He failed to take Verdun and tho chagrin of that defeat may impel him to renew the attack. But his greatest strategic opening is In Italy. By first concen trating on the Italian front, where there are no trench defenses such as interlace the French territory, the Ger- i mans may be able to cave in the ribs of the allies and inflict a staggering blow With Italy disposed of, the cen tral empires would be toned up to in creased effort by reason of a higher morale among the troops. Then would come the attack on France. With forces large enough and guns and ammunition in abundance, Hinden burg might be able to carry on a cam paign of great Intensity from the Piave to the dunes of the Belgian coast. One thing is almost certain. The American troops on the Lorraine bor der will be among the first defenders of the allied lines to be brought under heavy fire. The Germans, for moral effect, will do their utmost to Inflict a defeat on the men from this re public. They will throw a million men and their heaviest artillery on the front facing the troops "under Per shing. If our airplanes are ready when the storm of shells breaks, the Ameri cans will hold, and It is just possible there will be a crumpled up German, army. -oo PENROSE IS MUCH A SNOB. .Senator Penrose is -written down a snob in the following in tho Washing ton Times: Senator Penrose of Pennsylvania, good, simple democratic American cit izen that he is, fears that when the time comes to discuss peace, repre sentatives of the United States will not be sufficiently aristocratic for tho job. He says that Colonel House does not measure up with these glorious men chosen by England: David Lloyd George Arthur .James Balfour Sir Francis Bertie, Sir Eric Campbell Geddes. first lord of tho admiralty and others. Such glorious creatures' he thinks, would hardly condescend to talk wtih such plain Americans as Col onel House and Crosby. We quote Senator Penrose in the Congression al Record: "They would hardly havo sat down to confer with mpn who were not of ficially their peers." It may shock Mr. Penrose to know that if he -went to London and met all the grand persons he names, they would -see very little difference be tween Senator Penrose of Pennsylva nia and Colonel Houso of Texas, or a good-looking street car conductor of Washington, D. C. It may comfort Senator Penrose to know that behind the high-sounding words: "Sir Eric Campbell -Geddos, first lord of tho admiralty," there stands n gentleman namod Geddes who not so long ago was a day labor ?? ?,n Pennsylvania railroad In the United States. Ho and his brother beside him, earned a dollar and a half a day, as Pennsylvania railroad la borers. If the king of England can give to a. Pennsylvania railroad day laborer the aristocratic flavor by hitting that day laborer on the back with a sword and saying; "Ariso. Sir Knight," doosn t Senator Penrosehlnk that the president of the United States can give sufficient dignity to a well-educated man like Colonel Houso, by appointing him representative of the United States at the peace conference? and Lasts Until February 23rd I Practically everything in our large and varied stocks included in the sale. Savings range from (I a 20 to 35 per cent less than usual. Don't miss this big event. There are surprises awaiting you. II S t Bargains in every department including Furniture, Stqyes, Ranges, Kitchenware, Rugs, Car j pets, Linoleums, Draperies, Lace Curtains, Blankets, Wallpapers, Pictures and numerous other lines which this store features. ; Now is the time to save on all housefurnishings as prices are advancing rapidly. Terms II i can be arranged for on convenient payments. This is your opportunity to save. BAPTISTS GATHER II SHUT SCHOOL ITIfflES The first session of the Institute of' Religious Education was held last night at the First Baptist church, Rev.! D. C. Williams, of Los Angeles, mak ing the principal address. The insti tute is being conducted under the auspices of the American Baptist Pub lication society. At the session tonight, many speak ers of known ability will make ad dresses. Among those on the program are Rev. William E. Chalmers, Phila delphia, and Rev. J. D. Springston, Portland. The speakers for Wednes- ' day night will include Rev. M. L. Thomas, Berkeley, Cal., and Rev. Thomas Young, Denver. , Tho institute, while discussing all phases of religious work, specializes upon Sunday schools. Among th sub jects which will be discussed are grading, classification, courses of study, organization, equipment, meth- ods of teaching,- teacher training and : similar topics. : no. ! John Stowell, the leading man in "Hell Morgan's Girl," will be seen in "Fighting Mad," at the Rex Theatre to- day and tomorrow. I oo i FRESH CLASS ( GIHAILCOiE Apostle David O. McKay, president of the Weber college board of direc tors, made the principal address Mon day afternoon at the formal ceremon ials at the college building, welcoming C the freshmen class enrolled during the morning. Other features of the program In cluded an address by Prof Owen F Beal, principal of the college, and by 1 Ernest Wilkinson, president of the W student body. Each of the addresses fa were thoughtful, encouraging and ap- i propos of the occasion. oo I Earle Williams in a great j picture, "In the Balance," at 1 the Cozy, last time today. Also 1 William Duncan in "Ven- 1 geance and the Woman." I CARD OF THANKS We desire to thank the many friends II and neighbors for their kind assist- M ance, and the beautiful floral offer- Ings tendered us during the Illness and Q death of our beloved son and brother. I MR. AND MRS. G. W. NEWMAN AND FAMILY, MR. AND MRS. M F. W. STRATFORD, JR. I Fix Read the Classified Ads. 1 Read the Classified Ads 52 j to- Patriotic People of I I Every Denomination t I The Knights of Columbus have been designated by the Gov- t BUC A 1 B 1 ffl jf eminent to act as the official Catholic Agency in the raising of a f ! We, MM lip Y O E I mighty fund of three million dollars to be devoted to the welfare u wwim W Wtf of- soldiers, and sailors in the training camps on both sides of tho . i Ato' 1 E-in water' .f I II W I gj Utah must raise $25,000 of this fund and IN ONE "WEEK, ' H I starting TOMORROW I ' 2 Erect at each of the sixteen na- ' IT nuS:rs!:h;ri f u UTH WILL DO m Never yet has this loyal State : ' I 314,000 for each cantonment? ialtered when called on for money for humanity's sake- ; a 1 . of llTutTe.Xtctlt ahi T- man? cities the Y. M- O. A. and K. of C. drive for funds for' i fjft teen national guard cantonments? the soldiers' welfare were made together. The T. M. C. A. drive 1 ? H eg Erect from twenty-fivo to thirty was made jiere a few weeks ago when Catholics joined hands I ! ffl 1 . Slar r" mf nex8panonn tJZ edS C??t?dJ SOmely PROMPTLY to 1 fl m naval. training stations, aviation. Bta- . tins tund knowmg that "We're All Brothers Under the Same 1 f Q tions and camps, of other units -at the Flaer!" I ! v service? f ' I Provide places where aii the soi- need to waste words on the Necessity of this Fund. We I ' '9 diers, regardless of creed, may as- all know the story Only too Well I ?5S semWe, and 'furnish them with J I , wholesome recreation? . fl . 1 ; l Y ; Jprtz. A Catholic Organization Is Raising This I gj St:!"' Fund Bot Soldiers of Every Creed Will I ' "Jjp Furnish each building with a Tlf" I k k phonograph and records, piano and kJOCSi j 1IL. fed sheet music and ample supply of I t stationeryt We ask all the Catholics and Non-Catholics to partidpate in I brS-golf bJSSSf .Iter! this "V Ph it through to an enthusiastic success- We I j ' ature and daily papera? want every one to nelp ministers, corporations, men of all re- 1 1 Skj Maintain information bureaus m' ' tig" andof no religion. .We want you to be generous in giving 1 1 France so that tho loved ones at and broad m sympathy. I i . home may hoar from those in the I I l service and through which thoy may It was the Catholics' DTJTY .to hel"D thp Y TVT f! A and we I It JJI Seoto Sue? y ma7 hope that men of other creeds will applythe same' argument as a II reason to help the EL of O.. fund- II 1 " UTAH Your P031 help every American soldier be he I II ttt1 a ttt a tjttpt? ci , otestant, CaihoMc or Jew. it will preserve manhood in the 1 1 Safeh xlliiAUQ U AK1 KKb army and give to Pershing the cleanest minds and the purest I If Utah National Bank, Ogden, Utah hearts ever engaged in a war of righteousness- 'IB IQq WILL YOU HELP? jfe amtm jl RePir