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jj . 4 THE OGDEN STANDARD: OGDEN, UTAH, MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1918.
Entered am Pecond-Clnsa Matter at Cti rostoffice, Ocdca. Utah. gsJABLiaiiiar ma. An ;nJependent Newspaper, puDllsncd every evening except Sunday, without a muzzle or a club. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press Is exclusively en titled to tho uxo (or republication of all new credited to It or not otftcrwls credited In Shis paper and alto in- locaJ .ws published herein. I THEY WANT A NEUTRAL COMMISSION. A proposal has come from the new German government that a neutral commission be established to examine tho question as to who was responsible for the war. That has the elements of humor. At present the Germans are proving be yond .i doubt that thoy planned and put into effect the horrors of the war. The Bavarians are offering evidence from their archives and a number of high officials of the old regime have admitted their part in tlje conspiracy. I I WILL SOON END THE CONSPIRACY. Berlin convejs tho news that a plot, has been discovered to restore Em peror William to power. At tho head of the conspiracy are General Macken sen and other military officers, assist ed by the munition makers, including Lieutenant Gustav Krupp von Bohlen who was in charge of the financial ar rangements. This offers the aUies direct evidence of the menace of Ihe Krupp works and should cause tho peace conference to demand its destruction. The plotting is" further proof of the danger of allowing the kaiser to es cape the punishment which he, as the head of a piratical nation, so richly de serves. William Hohenzollern, we are quite convinced, is to be dealt with the moment the troops of the allies are es tablished at Cologne and Coblenz on the Rhine, and that will be sometime this month. $1 oo 1 1 WHAT IS MEANT BY A BRIDGEHEAD. Ml There has been repeated reference .In the dispatches to the bridgeheads I'J which the allied troops are to estab- j lish on the Rhine and the Standard II has been requested to explain the j meaning of the miliary term. IB A bridgehead across the Rhine at It will be on guard, does not in particular IB refer to the bridges over the Rhine at fi that point, but is tho establishing of an ji American military force on the right J ! bank of the stream in such positions I ' as to make possible the crossing of the river by other American forces ; even though under fire. ! The bridgehead at Coblenz will be j formed by a semi-circle of troops, ex- Ji tending, at the most distant point, 20 jj j miles east of Coblenz. With this screen I j of soldiers, backed by guns of all cali- :S j ber, a bridgehead of great strength 1 1 j will be formed, permitting of the mov- i ing across the Rhine even during a i jj German attack, of large bodies of j 9 ! American troops. oo . ' j CONTROL OF THE ; RAILROADS. In his address before congress to day, President Wilson touched on the railroad question, saying he had no so lution of the problem to offer, but was opposed to a return to tho old con ! ditlons 4 er private management without lifications. He stood ready to release the railroads from govern ment control whenever a satisfactory j plan of readjustment could be. worked j out by congress. . j The Standard is surprised to learn I that a number of tho most prominent j financiers of tho United States even men identified with what is known as big interests are opposed to the rail- ! roads going back to the conditions which prevailed prior to the war. ! F. H. Rawson, president of the , Union Trust company of Chicago, and 1 David R. Fogan, president of the Na- i tional City Bank of Chicago, take the J ji ' position that disaster would follow an j p unscrambling of the railroad system, i ijj "I do not see how the railroads can I !j i be taken back under private manage- jl i ment -with any prospect of successful fi j ; operation under conditions like those i J) j lnat formerly prevailed," said Mr. Raw- ! ;; son. "Under the former system the control was divided between the rail- 1 road companies and the government, but the responsibilities all rested on ; the companies. The government made ! the rates, but had nothing to do with controlling the costs o operation. The I companies had to operate even though J costs were steadily rising and ratcB I were stationary. The results were i bound to be a wiping out of profits, an ' Increase of debts and a deterioration j of the physical properties, such as I tracks and equipment. ' I "When the government took over the mm C&2jz&?1fG$I r" Hi rSStSSG Bell-ans 111 X-L Hot water (If hCIllZB Sur Rtef RELL-ANS jam !mfor indigestion operation of the lines, howevor, it I' promptly raised the rates to a point i never even dreamed of by the compa nies' officials a.nd thus obtnlned a part i of the money .needed for equipment i and property to operate the roads at war prcssuro capacity. "I do not believe tho stockholders will want to have the roads turned back to them. If they can bo guaran teed a reasonable return on their in vestment. I believe they will prefer to have the lines remain in the gov ernment's hands." oo TRYING TO DISCREDIT THE PRESIDENT. A tremendous effort is being made to prevent President Wilson going to tho pence conference. Much of the op position comes from tho president's enemies and Is purely small politics. We aro at a loss to account for the bitterness which is manifested, al though history tells us lhat no great man escapes tho hatred of those whom he has defeated. Lincoln, in the last days of tho Civil war, was maligned 1 as no other man in public life. All the pent up animosities of those who at tribute their political setbacks to Pres ident Wilson, are being exploded at tho present time, and the pretext for the outbursts is that the president is going away from Washington at a most important time. How flimsy is this excuse has been disclosed by the ' announcement that the presidpnt at all times will be in direct communication, either by wireless or cable, with the seat of government and as well in formed as though he remained in Washington. These assaults on the president have all the appearance of being inspired from a central source and to be pri marily for the purpose of discrediting him to the utmost. We vonture the guess that the cables i from America to Europe are being con gested with stories from anti-administration circles conveying to England and France the idea that extraordinary ; attention given to President Wilson ; would be offensive to the American i people. i Eventually this hysterical campaign j will bring a renction in favor of Presi- ! dent Wilson. 5 A -wager has been placed in Ogden ii that the president will go out of office disgraced. Does this point, to a quiet ; understanding "all along the line" that 3 the president is to be mercilessly as- sailed and the defaming to be the ground work on which impeachment ) proceedings are to be erected? It all has a sinister aspect? K -THE PROBLEMS OF - ... PEACE. I Francis H. Sisson, vice president of j the Guaranty Trust company of New York, in considering tho country's re- turn to peace, says: Tj "In the United Slates, during the $ nineteen months that have elapsed $ since that memorable sixth of April, $ 1917, when we declared war on Ger- many, there has been assembled and I trained the largest army in this coun- & try's history. We have built up our navy until in tonnage it Is second only to that of Great Britain. We have float- t ed four colossal war loans, and we have voluntarily submitted to a sys- torn of taxation such as few other na- tions have endured voluntarily or oth- wise. We have projected titanic com- mercial enterprises, as witness our merchant marine. We have tomporar- H ily turned over our railroads, telegraph i and telephone lines to tho government. ! Wo have conscripted a large number Ul "'uusujui piants, and we have regu lated directly or indirectly practically every business in the country. "And now peace has come, and we find ourselves as unprepared for it as we were for war, although other coun tries, caught unawares in tho mael strom, have had forethought, even in the throes of a life or death struggle, to get ready for the inevitable read justment when hostilities should cease. "To be sure the United States has emerged from the war stronger than ever, morally, industrially, and finan daily. Fortunately, we have escaped the devastation of the conflict, and we have suffered less in every respect than the other belligerents. In 1914 we were indebted to Europe to the ex tent of more than $5,000,000,000. To day Europe owes us an amount in ex cess of $10,000,000,000. And, conse quently, our readjustment problems are different in character and scope from those of the other nations in volved in tho war. They are, in the main, peculiarly our own; but, as a re sult of this we have few trustworthy precedents to guide us, We must blaze an original trail. . "The probloms of the European countries are those of reconstruction; our problems are those of readjust ment, except in so far as we help Bel gium and France and other former al lies to rehabilitate themselves. And it is to be hoped that we shall give freely of our superabundance of strength to that worthy cauee." RECESSIONAL. The kaiser was walking the garden so gay, 6 lu Wh dIdTsayy am0 t0 him and thus be I'd invd am,y .,k0 yours iB day, die of May W by the mSd Slnga turali urali urali a Sing a turali urali urali' a S ng a turali urali urali a ' Sing a turali urali urali a Said the kaiser "Mit Frltzy und Hin dy and. Krupp, '( , ;jf Did yu ever think of the possibility of relining that old 1 1 I worn-out lire, with which you have had a Mow out? Did ' I i I . you ever stop to think how valuable that tire rubber and 1 i I composition really is? Did you ever seek the way to make 1 ! I your tires last longer? , 1 J I v'' : - j ' This New System Invented ,;, 11 i in Ogden . f " i 1 I -i-'tf'. ; Will solve those problems for you ' for the ? I f I : I Utah Tire Repair Company has perfected and -vj; ' I ' thoroughly tested the plan of S V ; 1 T M ! 'v-v a i Through this system, we are able to place a- heavy rubber re- ( j J enforcement inside the carcass of your old tire, solidly vul-, I I canizing it to the tires in such a way that there will be 'the 1 11 I minimum of friction on the inner tube and yet the oppor-.. I I tunity to use that old tire for many, many more -miles. - 1 jj J ,, We guarantee 3,500. miles additional use 1 ! j lor tires that are equipped with rubber ' 1 Ijj - . relining by .-" 1 if j The Utah Tire Repair Company 8 ! K. E. SMITH, Manager 2582-84 Washington Avenue S ! "I go und I vlpe all dem Trenchers right up, I pull all der teeth von dot Chonnv- bull pup, Und make' f rightfulness of der "rest of Urrup." But Belgium fought to the very last man, And France at Verdun said "Get bv, if you can," England came up with a very large clan, And from Italy's soldiers the Austrians ran. Uncle Sam said to Pershing, "You go and tell Foch, ' 'Don't stand any more of this non sense, b'gosh, We will make Wienerwurst of that dodgasted bocho, If it takes ev'ry man from the town of Oshkosh." Now Kamerad Kaiser is down on his knees, He's got Spanish flu and is eating Dutch cheese, He is strafing our Woodrow right af ter eath sneeze, And saying "Dot Tetty he gafe me a breeze." Ogden, Dec. 2. NEIRBO. oo Why Stay Fat? You Can Reduce The answer of most fat people is that it is too hard, too troublesome and too dangerous to force the weight down. However, in Marmola Prescrip tion Tablets, all these difficulties aro overcome. They are absolutely harm less, entail no dieting or exercise, and have the added advantage or cheap ness. A large caso is sold by drug gists at 75c. Or if preferable, they cdn bo obtained by sending price direct to the Marmola Co., 864 Woodward ave nue, Detroit, Mich. Now that you know this you have no excuse for being too fat, but c.yi reduce two, three or four pounds a week without fear of bad after-effects. Advertisement. oo fffad the Classified Ads. j oo ' Read tho Classified Ads. . 'If WESTERN is' : WITH 81ST ME M : GASUALTiES i SALT LAKE, Dec. 2. "Our Ninety first division did itself proud and will go down in history as a great fighting ' unit," writes Sergeant William Stan ton of the 3G2nd infantry, formerly with the Gibson Commercial company, to the Tribune. "We' have received honorable mention for bravery from General Pershing and many of our boys will be awarded medals." One Utah man captured four German ma- nhinn mmn 1 - i .1 ,i i.n buna aiuiu-Utiuuuu, uuu 111,11 turned the guns on the Germans, kill ing and wounding many and taking several prisoners. "It made us laugh when we read in the U. S. papers that the Huns were short on ammunition and food. I have seen stacks of their ammunition, and in their dugouts which we have cap tured they had ample supplies of food, liquor and everything to make life very comfortable. But we gave them Ji big surprise. The French and tho British said the Huns could not be driven from the Argonne forest, but It took our division and four others ninety days to do the job which our allies had been trying to do for four years. But the toll of death was ter rible. Threo of our lieutenants were killed and another badly wounded. Our captain was gassed. It was up to the first sergeant, then, to lead the company, and he did great work. "The last time our regiment was In battlo another ten days, losing quita heavily, but not as many as the first time. We were then sent back,, ex pecting to go to a rest camp, but In stead, after hiking several days, and then a three days' ride on the train, wo landed Jn Belgium and are now. on the famous Belgium battlefield. Log in Woods. ''One, night I starteiPbuck from tho 1 I I J I I -U .1 I. U.IL !L l,L! j 1..- company and got into an ambulance. It was about eight miles to our dug . outs In the woods. The driver let me I off In an entirely different wood, and, I instead of going home, I went in the opposite direction. It was dark as pitch and I got almost up to thekfront lines before I knew It. "I hunted mo up a dugtout for tho night, found one with about three feet of water In it. I crawled up on a chicken -netting bunk and could have slept pretty good If the mice and big rats hadn't played hide-and-seek around me. 1 found an old gunny sack and threw it over me so they would, not run over my face, and fin ally got to sleep. I can sleep in any place now. Such is life with the A. E. F. It's great if you don't weaken. "I didn't have my clothes off for a month, slept and lived down in the ground under tons of sandbags, with nothing much (o eat but hardtack and canned 'Willie' and sometimes beans and salmon, but I enjoyed it all. Beloia'n.t; In D(;rrilr "The poor Belgians! Death and de spair are written on their faces. They are now coming back to their torn-up and shattered homes after being In the German clutches for four years. Thoy are heart-broken and sad -looking. Some find their old homes partially intact, while others merely find a heap of stones where once was home, sweet home. One night Davis, myself and another sergeant got lost from our bunch. We hit a truck and got on another road. Wo landed at night with a bunch of Belgian soldiers. Two could speak good English and they' told us of the things done to the poor Belgian people that you could hardly believe. Tho women havo suffered most, and many of their children have German fathers. On Three Fronts. "Have been on threo of the Im- 1 portant battlefr.onts, as a reserve on one front; saw the Yanks push the Huns back forty miles in the battle' of the Argonne; have seen thousands of German prisoners; have seen our own boys burled and hundreds lying on the battlefield. "The west and Utah will soon got the casualty lists and tho entire Pa cific coast will be In mourning. You will never see many of tho boys that you met and cheered as wo l'eft the' station at Camp Lewis. It made me shuddor when the runners would come , with reports from the battlefields, and many a lute night I spent in a dugtout under tons of sandbags, preparing the list for Washington, so that the boys' mothers and fathers could get the sad news as soon as possible. Our com pany was shot to pieces. Corporal Jos eph H Sorenson. son of .Mr. and Mrs. Christian P. Sorenson, fell in battle the first day. He was hit bv a high explosive shell. All the sergeants that you met at the train were either killed or wounded. As I remomber, I think of the five or six married women at the train who had husbands in our company, one or two are widows and tho husbands of all the others have been badly wounded." oo ! BELGIUM HXS IE BEING SPARED A vivid description of Belgium and Us destruction Is given to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Knudsoh of Brig ham City, by their son, Chester, in a letter received recently. Germansj although taking every thing of value in their retreat through Belgium, were not destroving any more of the villages and towns, ac cording to his letter. Young Knudson states that he be lieves that, by their orderly retreat through Belgium, the Germans are trying to create a new feeling so that when tho Allied troops get into Ger man territory they will spare the Ger man towns. -oo BETTER SERVICE . FOR SILL IDE A mectinir of agents and freight de- ' i lis partmont officials of railroads enter c ing Ogden and Salt Lake, was held j Saturday in the office of Federal Jlan ager H. V. Piatt, of Salt Lake. I t$i The purpose of the meeting was to J 1 consider the saving of freight cars and J it was decided that the territory should t be divided in some cases, and In oth- ' vff ers, car service is to be alternated. -; x In this manner, small towns In par- ; , ticular will receive belter service. 4 $ Local officials who were in attend- a . " ance at the meeting were F. E. Nlch- t l ols of the Union Pacific, Frank Fouls J HI of the Denver and Rio Grande and Vv. a j G. Wilson, commercial agent for the i Southern Pacific. , 00 i 0 .rtead the Classified Ads. J ELECTRIC MOTORS j 1 Repaired cg Bearings Etc SS j AUTOMATIC CONTROLLER & I MANUFACTURING CO. f Third St. and Wash. Ave. Ogdon, Utah H Phono 2554-W '( 7003 JJft ,j Members Denver Coniolldataa . "tc Stock Exchango. , . f to Cankers 1si National bank, DenVW f.,T0i h. e. wiNstR a co, h !ktri Stockbroker. !A tWiJ 10. 11-12 Empiro Building, 16th S- j f"i( Stocks Bougnc and Sold on All Mar A b Cot kct In U. S. 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