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J , 4 THE OGDEN STANDARD: OGDEN, UTAH. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22. 1919.
The Associated Press Is exclusively entlUed to the use for republication
of all news credited to It not otherwise credited In tils paper and alao Lbi
local new6 published herein.
OUR GUEST TOMORROW.
HI i
TomoiTOW President Wilson will be in Ogden, and drive through
the city, but will make no speech.
Woodrow Wilson must be a man of powerful intellect. Let us say
this much by way of impartial comment. Have you read what the
special correspondents have written as to the impressions the man has
made on his trip? He went into California, the home of Johnson,
where the senator has been idolized and he tore down the Johnson !
standards by the power of his logic. He has even won over mem-1
bers of the co-workers of Lodge on the national executive committee,.!
one woman member who had been scheduled for an anti-league speech
completely reversing her position after hearing the President andl
sending a message acknowledging her conversion.
The President's triumph is recorded as extraordinary by newspa
per correspondents who are cold and calculating in their analyses.
So tomorrow we have with us not only the President of the United
States, but a man of mental calibre with perhaps few equals.
A young man was in Ogden this summer, the private secretary of a
senator, and the editor put this question-
What is the judgment in Washington on Woodrow Wilson? His
answer was candid. He said-
"His cabinet is not strong, but the President is recognized as tow
ering above the senators in brain power, and, by pure mentality, he
absolutely dominates."
Allowing somewhat for the young man's political bias, because he
is a Democrat, we still have isualized a leader of men who, though
powerful influences would destroy, cannot be denied his place in
world's history.
We all stand ready to pay deference lo our President and to his mas
terful mind. Even those who do not accept Woodrow Wilson's doc"
trines must see in the man much to admire, and feel a pride in the
; knowledge of the fact that, out of our form of government, there
i come human forces as commanding as a Lincoln, a Roosevelt or a Wil
son, to be proudly compared with the crown heads of Europe, once
so mighty, now so unimportant.
Woodrow Wilson has written more changes into the boundaries and
governments of nations than any man of the present or past.
Such is the man we greet on tomorrow.
THE AMERICANS AT CHATEAU THIERRY.
' In his history of the war, General Ludendorff attempts to minimize
the fighting ability of the Americans, but constantly refers to his dis
turbed state of mind in June of last year over the constantly increas
ing army of Americans. .
Ludendorff claims he did not aim to make the deep salient from
the Aisne to the Marne, which brought him disaster and also declares
his purpose in driving to the Marne was not primarily to reach Paris,
but to force the allies to draw off troops from Flanders so that he
might break through to the coast.
' In telling of the drive to the Marne, Ludendorff says:
J "The center of the 7th army adanced to the south as far as
the Marne. Its left wing and the right of the 1st army, which
had, as intended, prolonged the attack on the left toward
Rheims, pushed ahead between the Marne and the Vesle toward
the wooded heights of Rheims, where they soon encountered re
sistance too stiff to be overcome.
"The right wing of the 7th army gained ground between the
( Aisne and the Marne, southwest of Soissons and as far as the
eastern edge of the forest of Villers-Cotterets, and a captured
Chateau Thierry. General Foch concentrated stiong reserves
southwest of Rheims and near Soissons, with which he made fruit
less counter-attacks which subsequently extended as far as Cha
teau Thierry. (It was in these operations that the Americans
stopped tlic advance on Paris and beat back the German tide.)
"Early in June we stopped our advance. G. H. Q. did not in
tend to attack further except between the Aisne and the Forest
of Villers-Cotterets, southwest of Soissons. We wanted to gain
more ground to the westward, on account of the railway which
leads from the Aisne Valley east of Soissons into that of the
Vesle, and affords tactical support to the attack of the 18th
army on the line Montdidier-Noyon.
"In spite a few unavoidable temporary crises, our troops re
mained masters of the situation both in attack and defense. They
proved themselves superior to both the English and the French,
even .when their opponents were assisted by tanks. At Chateau
Thierry, Americans who had been a long time in France had
bravely attacked our thinly-held fronts; but they were unskilful
ly led. attacked in dense masses, and failed. Here, too, our men
felt themselves superior.''
Ludendorff undoubtedly misrepresents the situation at Chateau
Thierry. If there was any one form of attack Americans were taught
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to avoid it was dense masses. Our whole army training has been skir
mish line, a movement which was developed in the United States.
At Chateau Thierry parts of two American divisions, numbering ap
proximately 40.000 men, met and defeated six German divisions, es
timated at 10,000 each. The Germans at the time were at the height
iof victory and filled with the fever of conquest, but when they met
the Americans, they came to a dead halt and then were forced back.
Tins feat of American arms marked the turning point in the war. It
was the first bright day of the entire summer for -the allies, and the
day after The Standard said Chateau Thierry would be historic.
CONSTITUTION 0 UNITED STATES.
Last Wednesday was observed as "Constitution Day"' and as a re
sult many opimonf on the great American document were published,
but none of the comments were more frankly stated than the follow
ing in the New; York World:
The constitution of the United States is a great and venerable
document, but we know of no particular reason why it should be
erected into a theology, or why anybody who finds fault with it
should be branded as a political heretic, according to the gospel
of some of its vehement champions.
Wc know much more abou. the constitution of the United
States than the men did who adopted it in convention I 32 years
ago today, because we have had the experience of those 1 32
years and accordingly have earned the right to criticise it.
Since they framed it there have been eighteen amendments,
and a nineteenth is now pending before the legislatures of the
several slates. Of those amendments two have been null l fied
in their entirety and another has been nullified in part.
Although the fifteenth amendment was ratified nearly fifty
years ago, the right of citizens of the United States to vote is
still d(?niecj on account of race and color. Congress has never
lilted a finger to enforce the reduction in representation pro
vided for by the fourteenth amendment when the right to vote
is denied. The constitutional method of electing the president
of the United States has been ignored for a hundred years. The
method that is now in force is wholly extra'constitutional. and the
electoral college in practice merely registers the popular vote
in the several states on nominations made by national conven
tions which have neither constitutional nor legal standing. The
most extraordinary fact in this connection is that no presidential
elector has ever asscited his icgal authority and been false to his
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1J1UI dl 11 UM.
On the gravest domestic issue that has arisen in the history
of the country no solution could be found in the constitution,
and a distracted people finally resorted to civil war. The failure
to provide any means of settling a contested presidential elec
tion all but led to another civil war in 1876. The original pur
pose of the constitution to establish a government of three inde
pendent, co-ordinate branches long ago broke down. From the
very outset, the president was forced by circumstances to be
come the leader of his party, and this position of leadership made
him the initiator of legislation. In times of crisis, practically all
legislation originates not in congress but in the executive, and the
president has come to be a prime minister as well as a president,
without the direct responsibility of a prime minister to parliament
and people.
While the federal courts are still nominally independent, they
exercise powers that were not expressly delegated to them by the
constitution but w hich are held by their own assertion of inherent
powers, and because of this power of life and death over legis
1 lation, every president appoints judges who for the most part
are in sympathy with the general policies of his party and his ad
mniisiralion. Nobody could be more astonished than the fathers if they
could see how their constitution had worked out in practice.
It is doubtful if they would recognize it as their child. Yet the
fact remains that under this charter of government, in spite of
all its numerous defects, the American people have achieved a
most extraordinary political, economic, industrial and financial
development. The troubles that they have had under it have
been due chiefly lo their own impulsiveness, their own impa
tience and their own folly, and against stupidity the gods will
continue to battle in vain regardless of constitutions.
There is no substitute for that "organized self-control" which
Mr. Root once said was the essence of popular government. If
the American people keep then heads, if they cling steadfastly
to their great traditions, their constitution will always be found
workable. If they do not keep their heads, no constitution can
save them, and that is the lesson of today's celebrat'on.
Misrepresented
6. H. Roberts in
Editorial Comment
September 19, 1919.
Editor of The Standard; As i did nm
SSS In your last nlRht's paper rhal
I lencc of the statement h made in ihe
'editorial of Thursday morning! Kxara-,
iner I am enclosing you berewlU) &
ropy of a letter that I am v. r it i n i? to
tne editor of the Examiner, and re
i quest that you publish same In the col
umns of vour paper. Yours vrrv truly
(Siffnpd) H. M. MONSON.
Editor of th Examiner: It is
hard to Imagine a more flagrant
distortion of truth than appeared
In the editorial page of your Thurs
day morning paper.
If you heard Mr. Roberts in his
tabernacle address last Tuesday
evening, you should know as every
one Hse who heard him knows,
that he did not say that Great Brit
ain had but on" vote in the league
of nations. If you did not hear
him, ou .-bould be careful what
you say for fear of fntelllceni peo
ple thinking that your purpose was
to deceive and mislead instead of
to inform, as should be the purpose
of every good newspaper.
I If you have read the league )
covenant you should know, as I
know and as every other American
citizen who has read it knows, that
the covenant provides for an as
sembly, whose powers are limited
to discussion of questions that may
come before It and a council
which Is the executive body of the
league.
When Mr. Roberts exclaimed
that Great Britain was enttiled to
only one vote, he referred to the
council and explained that while
votos in the assembly where qu'v
tions were freely discussed a.i
suitable or unsuitable for deCOia
mendation to the league and its
members, she had but one vote in
the council which has the exclu
1 alve right of aetl04 for the league.
The last paragraph of Article 4
reads as follows;
"At meetings of the council each
member of the league represented
in the council shall have but one
vote, and may have not more than
one representative "
Did you not know that this was
nnr of the provisions ol the cove
nant? If not, what business have
3 nu pretending to instruct in in
telligent publi- in regard to it f if
you did know that this was one of
its provisions, why did you make
such an attempt to garble tho
question ss to quote a provision
regarding the assembly as apply
ing to a statement made b Mr.
Roberts r warding the council?
Mr. Roberts told his audience
e en more plainly than you did
that the covenant provides for six
otcs for Grat Britain and her col
onies in Ibe assembK. and there
was no occasion for misun
derstanding him. If you know
what he said, your editorial re
ferred to can have but one interpretation-
that Jt was a willful at
tempt to mislead the people who
have enough confidence In you to
read your paper.
If you do not know what Mr.
Three Injured in
! Automobile Crash
In Salt Lake
SALT LAKE. Sept. 22 When th-jr
; motorcycle and sidecar was struck
: yesterday afternoon by an automobile
! snid by the police to have hern driven
1 by G. R Peterson and owned bv A.
M. Jensen of Silver City, at the june
1 lion of Fostofficc plaee and Miin
street, R. H Sargant, 33 years of age,
living at the Lenox hotel, sustained a
compound fracture and dislocation at
the wrist of his left forearm, nn I
Thomas O'Menra, 25 years of age, -iio
registered at the Lenox hotel, re
ceived numerous body bruises and
abrasions Elswortb Jeffs, 13 years ol
age, 1034 Euclid avenue, also an oc
cupant of the sidecar, sustained
bruiser and abrasions on his le-s
Aeenrdlng to the police, the mor.ir
Gycls and sidecar, piloted by Sargant,
was cning south on Main street -
neared Postoffico place the automo
bile, driven by Peterson, appeared sud
denly going east Not seeing the on
j coming machine because his view was
obstructed by another automobile po
1 Ing Boutb on Main street, S&rganl ion
jfinued on his way and his vehicle v .-
struck on the si'do by tho machine
driven by Peterson, the police sa;
When the collision occurred, wit
nesses say. the occupants of the side
ear were thrown several feet into he
air by the impact The injujred per
sons were taken to tho emergency ft' .
pltal for first-aid treatment. Sargant,
tho driver of the motorcycle and side
car, was removed to the St Mark's
hospital. The others were taken to
iheir homes Plain-clothes-man J H
Clavlon. Jr., investigated the . ccid ut,
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I of)
Why Sailors Are
Tattooed Is Explained
Lieutenant Commander Richard
Mann, of the T s. navy, who was an
Ogden visntor a short time ago, com
municates the following interesting in
formation which will be eagerly read
by many boys and young men as to a
ustom in ihe navy, and amon si
going men generally, the cause tor
which is not widely knovn:
' Since being in Sail Lake City many
people have asked me why sailors are
tattooed. I therefore compile this
story for you
"The old time sailor man is the
most superstition person in the
world He travels in all ports and
visits all kinds of st ranee supersti
tious people, it is natural, therefore,
that he should be affected by their j
strange and superstitious customs.
"Among tho oldest practices by sai
age people Is that of tattooing Tat
tooing iates back to the tlmfj or the
cave dwellers and is practiced bv the
North and South American Indians,
t'hinese, Japanese, and Burmese, it js'
sometimes used to distinguish differ
ent religious beliefs The Arab
tooed their infants in order that they j
might be easily recognized and not
confused with other ehildren. Th El
klmo if not tattooed is regarded b I
the rest of his tribe as risking Ins1
.happiness In ihe future world. In the'
Samonn islands the native who is tat
tooed the most is considered the most
beautiful in Polynesia and in then
I Marquesas group of islands nu n tat-'
I tooed themselyei all over From the
age of twelve jreaja and nvr r with all'
designs which take them fn-m tlir-.- to
six months to complete, in New Zea
land the lace is tattooed In the Solo-1
mon islands a girl cannot be married
until she has her face and chest tat
tooed' The same custom holds good I
in the FYrmosas. In the South sea
llslandl all the natives are tattooed ex
cept the priests. The sear tattooing is'
used by the South sea Islanders to de-j
note rank
"The old time sailor believes that If1
Roberts said, better find out before
attempting to criticize his state
ments. No, the document Itself does
NOT refute Mr Roberts' state
ment and you know II if you don't
know it you bad better read It for
the purpose of finding out what it
contains, instead of for tho
purpose of distorting and gar
bling to meet the partisan
ends of it opponents. If such
distortion of truth Is your only
defense for your objection to thet
league of nations, the people will ?n,,n
be able to see that sneh tactics alonl
furnish the best of arguments agaiusl
the soundness of the position of tho
It ague i , n n i -
I would like, this to reaeh ay 0X7 rr
er of your puper who read your edi
torial referrod to above, and In the In
terest of fairness ask that you publish
it in an early issue of your paper. I
-hall take the liberty of giving It to
the Standard for publication also so
that every one who board Mr. Rob
erts will know that such mis-sthte-ments
as you made cannot go unchal
longf d
Yours very truly,
I (Signed) H. M. MONSON.
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Night Prices 35c and 50c.
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j Press notices tVomfteoi critics s
9 of the debut of Margaret Romaine I
in the Metropolitan Opera: i
The New York Times said: She is young, good
looking and temperamental. Her mimicry is dynamic,
to put it mildly. Her audience rose to the compelling
volition of the fiery lady and Miss Romaine made the
hit of the evening. in
The World aid: The American girl (Miss Ro
maine) was the first Musetta offc d in several seasons
who did justice either to music or character.
Wednesday evening, Sept. 24, at 8:30 o'clock, in
the Tabernacle, the City Federation of Women's Clubs
presents MARGARET ROMAINE in concert.
lif has a plR tattpoed on his left foot
he will never die from drowning.
"The principal designs fnunrl on the
(American sailor loday arc: Birds, anl
'mals, grotesque figures, butterflies.
! stars, sailor's head, eagle and shield,
land sometimes tombstone with thi
'words "Sacred lo the rnerupry of my
' mother" on his arm
"The tattooer can easily tattoo the
back In a day, and it is very painful,
requiring from a week to ten days to
'heal permanently Several fmc BSW
! lug needles placed together are prin
cipally used to prick the skin and vu-
rious colors, such as black, red, yel
low and green are inserted between
i the outer and inner skins. Tattooing
Is very difficult to remove and a de-
sign can usually only be obliterated
surcharging! that is. by tat'noinfffij
n- pattern over another, as cov ring C
B srnull design by a large red rose. J
Th- tsttQped borny handed old sail, j L'
with hie rolling gait has h. en rephicdHj H
in l;ite . us in mir navy by the alerfl I
youn oi traveling and to
world I . fun i filing down. K
The old time sailor with his tattroingJ W
v. Ill m llv on! in mnr r.0ng
with the dodo and the auk
It's a riot "Bear Cat" andl
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