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The Ogden standard. [volume] (Ogden City, Utah) 1913-1920, March 25, 1918, 3:30 P.M. CITY EDITION, Image 4

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j ' Entered ns Second-Class ilattor aX tho
FofltoKlcc.vOgdon. Utah.
An Independent Newspaper, published
every evenlno except Sunday, without a
muzzle or a club. .
The Associated Press Is exclusively en
titled to the use for republication of all
news credited to It or not othorwlso
credited In this paper and alco tho local
" news publlshod herein.
Not one American escaped tho
thought yesterday that, if tho Ger
? mans woro to win their mighty drive,
1 the outlook would be dark.
This country of ours would be com
I polled 'to prepare for a long period of
I uncertainty, during which the military
I forces would have to be brought up -to
tho standard of tho great armies of
Europe, where for years every young
j man had to undergo training at arms.
With a German victory, America
would never during this or the com
ing three or four generations, bo tho
lt same America of the past half century.
There would be a yielding to the niili
j ;j tary everywhere. Great army camps
i would have to be established and the
j iron-hand of military rule would be
, felt, because tho old condition of trust
( and confidence in human kind would
J give way to suspicion and an oxacting
I stewardship. Enemy aliens everywhere
in this land would be kopt within pre
I scribed bonds.
I nn
At last the war is coming home to
4- all of us. In many ways wo are be
ginning to experience tho change from
the old order of things. For instanco,
here is a statement from the Women's
National League for the Conservation
of Platinum, in which the women of
j the country are notified to prepare for
a federal order commandeering rings,
tiaras, bracelets, meshbags and other
articles of jewelry which have plati
num in them.
"As our normal consumption of plat
inum per annum is 165,000 ounces of
fine metal," writes Mrs. ETlwood B.
Speak of Cambridge, Mass., "and we
have in sight for our war program 21,
' 000 ounces of crude metal, I think it
possible that later the government
, will have to call for tiaras, meshbags,
j bracelets, etc. If so, this league will
do everything it can to help.-"
Women college executives, profes
sors of science and wives of scientists
i form the majority of the membership
of the council of the organization,
which was organized to inform women
of the platinum shortage and the need
of this metal to carry on tho war.
American boys entering into the war
are gaining an education and are being
broadened. That is tho view taken by
the editor of the Butte Miner, after
reading letters from western young
men who have landed in England and
France, and the editor" makes these
well considered observations:
"Our boys express absorbing inter
est In the old historical townsand re
. nowned buildings that they have been
privileged to visit, both in Great Brit
ain and France.
"Some of their- descriptions of these
famous places are, most enjoyable,
even to those for whom these letters
were not written.
t "These accounts of some of the an
cient towns in England and walled
citieB of France clearly Indicate "what
, a'revelation this old world has been to
) most of the boys from a youthful coun
r try like Montana.
"Winston Churchill, the American
author, in an article in the current
number of Scribner's, although he has
been a frequent visitor abroad, speaks
' of the thrill which the American in
I , these days of war feels upon landing
I upon the soil of Great Britain, particu
larly when he encounters upon every
Bide earnest and clean-cut young
J American soldiers and sallora.
f Travel long has been held to be one
L of the best methods of educating the
I Individual and of broadening his mind
and giving him a grasp of conditions
, 1 through personal contact, which it is
) Impossible for one to obtain to such
' an Intimate extent through mere read
) 1 lnr
k"V "These hundreds of thousands of
$ , young Americans, when they return to
this country, winhave replaced their
t ' restricted and provincial views of life
with a far better and broader knowl
edge of the world at large and its
people. The educational advantages
which this war will Impart to them
'- will be very marked, and undoubtedly
Surprising to their friends who have
Hj , remained at home. Fighting side by
side with the French and British, these
H , , young Americans wiU have a clearer
1 understanding of tho characteristics
Hj V$ and qualities of these people than the
H average person could possibly obtain
Hl f V by years o residence abroad in time
' of Deace' Comrades In arms, who face
HLW death together every day for weeks
H . n1 monlls' Eet toow each other as
-----H I ; l,bey really are- and penetrate beneath
H 1 the veneer which the ordinary individ-
lVi In hIs everyday ttfe protects him-
HttV ' self with against the "soul-searching
Y scrutiny of his fellow-man. It is al-
f ; -ppsn-. weeks-mid euettmoTrfh&xjfyre our-pleosure to announce the ' 1
bprmg Display and to summon all who -appreciate -the fine, distinctions in fashions to ;" I
' h siznte&'these lateaufhoriaiivenijodes. m
f Parte no Itmgerimesa ; - I
- m incredible difficulties to handicap that shrine of stgle. inspwatiowitkmcmg of the de-. ' I
; -0 signersn the trenches and fabric production Emitted Jt has meant a very ffievaPinterpre- . . ffl
Tj; ' tanon of the policg of this store to recognize only style&of approved exceUence and so
we have sought the masters of our own greatest Fashkm canter, who nrth Parisian cop- ? 1 1 0 .
- eration have achieved a fashion leadership ' m - ' p
1 Wif'' ll I
ready evident that the American sol
diers returning from this war win
come back with a wonderfully broad
ened vision and understanding that
never would have been theirs had they
Uved and died In their own restricted
community, or even within the con
fines of the United States, and in this
respect this experience will have been
well worth while. It Is interesting to
note that nearly every one of these
young men, in writing to their rela
tives and friends, somewhere in their
letters remark that they would not
have missed this experience for any
thing, and although they 'expected to
find much of interest, the realization
has been greater -than tbetr-ntinosk ex
pectations ' t -on
On Saturday the farmers of "Web or
county fixed the prices to be paid for
farm labor. The big problem i3. pot
the compensation to be offered, "but
the obtaining of the labor. Down in
method of getting men on to the farm.
This story is related by a government
offiical and is reliable:
Tho farm demonstration' agent in
Grady county, of which Chickasha is
the seat, arranged with the chief of
poUce and the judge of the city court
to give him an "optiony as it were,
upon all the vagrants and idlers ar
raigned. The county agent promised
to use his best efforts to secure a job
for every man who expressed a will
ingness to go to work on a farm. Tran
sient vagrants and local idlers, alike,
were unhesitani in deciding. Given
a choice of jail or the county road or
of hard farm work at fair wages, they
became enthusiastic "back-to-the-farm"
The county agent has an arrange
ment whereby the city and county au
thorities feed these men until they are
placed on -farms. And that, usually, is
very quickly. The agent is In touch
with farm-labor needs all over the
county and has been able to place aU
promising material without delay. In
one day during tho last harvest season
upon several occasions he has fur
nished sixty to sixty-five farm work
ers in one day. These men are free
agents entirely. They work voluntarily
for the wages agreed upon. They can
leave if they desire. But there is one
thing they can not do remain in
Chickasha, Okla and not work.
' oo
What are tho great outstanding
facts in tho German drive?
On the German sido:
First, the tremendous gnn-poweriand!
manpower assembled by General von
Hlndenhurg on the western front.
Second, tiro- Tmbrok . jnonlle3X tho
German -soldiers.
Third, the dafch of the German
troops and their-reckless disregard of
Fourth, - the-distance coveredvrin-tho
drive up to Sunday night, which is
greater than any drive made- on- the
western front by the aUies.
j On the side of tho aUles:
I First,, the heroic rear-giiard fight of
theTBibmvinuhat.in arhojoe-j
less struggle, the British can yield up
their Uves with a courage unsurpassed
by any other nation.
Second, the holding intact of the
British lines.
Third, the terrific punishment In
flicted on the-Germans.
But the uncertainties are many.
Have the allied reserves, known as
the "army of maneuver," been' thrown
into tho river of blood?
What are the available reserves of
the allies as compared with the Ger
many forces engaged.
To what -extent hare the .gun power
and munition supplies of the British
been impaired by losses? When an
army retreats within three days a dis
tanced ten-miles nearly-all the heavy
guns on the setcor occupied must be
lost, as a big gun, unless mounted on
railroad trucks, cannot be -moved in a
What are the losses of the British?
How many large guns can the Brit
ish bring up to the old line of the
Somme, where the decisive battle of
tho war will be fought? ,
If-the ... .Germans-are permanently-
stopped on the Arras front, after suf
fering the colossal casualties reported,
Germany will be a defeated nation,
and graduany the Prussians win he
forced to yield to the battering of the
allies, for soon the full weight of tho
American forces wiU be felt in the
war zone and then the aUies wiU have
a preponderance of man-power and
Asked to give a candid opinion as to
the offensive, we would be forced to
admit uneasiness and to confess to
much doubt, and yet within 24 hours,
the whole aspect of the war may
brighten, and a seeming defeat be sud
denly turned to victory.
If the Germans have been severely
punished, they, win be unable to reor
ganize for another smashing drive.
Endm-in'," a big new Triangle
picture in five parts, and Pearl
White and Antonio Moreno in
'The House of Hate" will be
shown at the Cozy tomorrow j
andJWedneaday, '
: CLARA K. li'S 1
In "The Marionettes," a Select Star H
Series picture with Clara Kimball
Young, she has used an exact replica
of her own vedroom.
This is an exquisite French room H
aone in pale gray and mellow old rose,
LiiUnture of ory-toned wood and
S?io ?"bIwn wicker, and Its hang-
mgs bordered in rare old cream lace.
was personally designed by Miss
i,angV.and ever detail carried out
under her supervision.
Rf8 beautiful set is only one in- H
stance of the elaborate gorgeous pro-
D 7rYhlch Sele Pictures has
TTf S fT U,bo Pe attraction here at the H
Utah theater today and tomorrow.
Friday and Saturday, Lin- H
coin pictures, "Down the
River," and Stuart Blackton's
production, "Wild Youth." . H
00 .
Bead .ther Classified -Ads. ,9

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