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ATTACKS UPON ITALIAN LINE Teuton Forces Have Been j Reorganized and Streng ! thened in Recent Weeks. sTIIIS FORCE MAY BE I DIVERTED TO WEST Activity on the" Macedonian Front Following Advent of Spring. '' HKXRT WOOD.) ' WITH TUB FRENCH AFIELD, May u News from the Italian front today established the fact that nines the Austro-German Inspired prrrm an nounced the Impending offensive - against Italy Indications are dally ap- , parent that Teutons on the Italian J front are reorganizing and preparing an offensive. f ine Austriuns have inaugurated a raiding campaign which usually pro ceeds an offensive. Kf feetlve divl) alons which Were allowed to decrease during the winter are now reinforced, companies arc Increased and artillery ,1a strengthened. ! Allied strategists realize this new Inllltary concentration could easily be diverted against the Franco-British front. I The Macedonian front reawaken Uif following; the winter's Inactivity. ! the Franco-British have captured j several village; Bulgarians bow ex-i cluslvely hold the Macedonian front.' ..- x f- Nurse Cheers SoWV With Rouiv torics ' -y 'jf Talca of thf vton Round. t'p prove y ' Mng to Inter- aim cmet j soldiers In tlio j hospital, according. to Miss fctuulu A- P. Walsh, Pendleton nurse wr jP cuUMtcd with tlio University Oregon base hospital and now on duty at tho Inuw t Iietcmdmrt!, Va., roocjvlt. nal preparatloa for service In XYam. ,' .. :, , Jn a letter to a friend, alie Write. that, In looking through the library tliore, she chanced to run aenx, some articles on tlio llound-l'p, one of tliem beiiur In IfunHTS and written by diaries.' Wellington Purkns Having been an enthusiastic ' Kutind-l'p fan while here, Mis Walsh took tlio magazines "buck to the hospital, ' read tlto arUctca to tlio Invalid soldiers and supplemented them .with stories of lier, own. "Yon . never ttaw 'such an Interested " bunelb" she writes, "It Is eur urlslng how little they know about tlte west. Almost everyone of them declared an Intention of go ng to the Hound-I'p as soon as , tlio war to o,ver." Miwi - Walsh allowed tliem her collection of Itound-rp photo and ticy surely did enjoy Uicin," she slate. Tlie ward surgeon chanced to Iwsa by as die was relating sonic thrilling Incident of tlie Jtound- I'll and later complimented tier upon her auliilie aa story tell er. conveying tlie InqireaHion, tlie thought, that the stories were born In her imagination. Most, of tlie aokllers tiicre are from tlie east and aou-Ji, alie writes. Khe has im tlnflnlie llea as to tlie date of tlieir sal ling for GEPIIS ii mi TO END flOP ARMING Threat Made to Occupy Moscow if Ultimatum is Not Heeded: Ger many Also Wants Ger man War Prisoners Re turned Immediately ' French Rejoice That English Crisis Passes ? PARIS, May Ho 'The' orlsU ha cleared the atmoMitieVc,'' a says the Echo do Paris ojuohiuf Irfird Milliter, British war minis i ter, in a London interview, rer gaming the U")il George victory, " over the Maurice charges. j "Such event arc comparable I to storms and have a certain ucil t llty especially when, aa now, tho world la- excessively tense. It ended happily. The British gov ernment may now pursue tlie only task that matters, winning iho war," JIOWXtH', Muy 11 The German ambassador lint sent ultimatums to Russia demundiitB that slio stop arm ilia, tronim aud dKlmnd tltom already arnml. Tlie ulUnuMJiimi also demand ed an Immediate wllli-niriit of tlie question regarding the returning ot lieniuiii war prisoners and llircnlciicd to occupy Jlww if lia-o-ia disobey. ed.- : - '" , . Tho foregoing . dispatch seems to bear out the. United Press story from t-harlcs Shaplin recently to the effect Russia waa making serious prepara tions to re-enter the war on the side of the allies. j NEUTRALS HAVE BEEII PROFITING BYM iLONOONllllS AS USTROOPS ARE REVIEWED American War Work Class ed as Great Achievement by English Press; Allies Encouraged by. American Company Says King. Three Mysterious - Wrecks Cause Worry , ; To Southern Pacific r POftTLAXn. May 41. Three Southern Pacific freight cars derailed at Grants Pass today greatly delayed passenger trains. There was a simil ar' delay yesterday. , Both wrecks were the results of broken wheels. Rall- WAKi I IN ( JT ),V, 'May 1 1 .-i-The fed eral reserve bulletin showed six ncu tral Kuropean nations waiting- wealthy ram war profits. , ' Norway, Sweden, Spain. Holland. Denmark and Switzerland .are now Ktroneest In a century despite tho tre ineudous increases, in public dehts and in national taxation. Between July 1. ln, and February of this year, bank deposits have been more than doubled. An increase of 145 per cent in the reserves is shown while the bank note circulation' is now more than '200 iier cent of the amount ac tually, aeed when the war started. Franca nut suspects that It Is not I r.oud officials are worried by the aim. far in uie muim llurlty of many wrecks.- WHILE GUNS ROAR SOLDIERS WRITE MOTHER LETTERS BOYS FROM FRONT THINK THEY AVEKAISER FEELING WEAK UNIONS SATISFIED , WITH DECISION WASHINGTON, May 1 President Konenkamp of the Telegraphers uni on today declared that union labor is thoroughly satisfied with the national war labor board's decision, which ap pointed raft and Frank Walsh , mediators, ruling that telegrapher nave a Tight to Join the union without losing their Jobs. - , merican soldiers who have t see any ot . Bill's U f wrtit 'iir,-AiTatnrvv arm PICAHBY, May II. Hundreda of let ters wilt leave. Pksirdy Sunday for Ajneri(n matliera. n duirouta and ou tallies and boxes the soldiers may be observed writing letters to anotlicrs. American heavy . artillery today fiercely shelled the Oerman raoerves' 'positions In the' Monte Dlilli r neigh borhood. New fires are observed In Monte DIdler. Apparently an ammu nition dump has been destroyed in Cantlgny A German patrol renewed Us at tempts to capture the American 'out post, falling. , . , "4 "n'h ftln; . don't. tbir Jhe J ftf ( ie mans will last much lonset, ac- i , FEEJX FRANKFURTER LABOR A0L1IMSTRAT0R WA81I1NGTO.V. V May II. The f'resldent has authorised Felix Frank furter to form a national labor policy warlime. Frankfurter becomes bor admlnhdratur under Kecretary Vllson. Frankfurter Hi a liberal. Ha waa a member of the Muoney commis sion. . cording to a letter from Walter K Btlts, one of the old troop) D boys now In .Battery D, 148th Field Artillery. The letter which has just been re ceived by P. T. Belts, is so Interesting It Is here given In full: L . -, Somewhere In France. April 15, ISIS. Well, we arrived safely across the old Atlantic after a rather interesting trip. Had a good time whllo ton board. tin we ran Into a etorm ni'.d believe me the waves ran moun. tuln high. Some of the boys were sick. I wasn't sick but can't snv I : was real well.. ' 'I1' " ' been VTt failed h.atir.- 1 was talking "to some of tho boys who. had been up to'Uie firing lines and - they dldnV think the Hermans woulir last much longer. They are making- one last desperate crlort to penetrate the allies' lines. Tell Jrll the folks hello and for them to write to me.' ... "We have lots of fun trying to un derstftpif these people and their ways are strange to us, but they think the Americans are all right, at least they seem to. IJsten, I don't want any of youito worry about me aa I wil always be ti. K: and I expect to be home by Xmaa, Well, as I am tired will say good night and hope to hear from you soon. 1 remain WALTEI1. Wants Special Show ; i To Get Money For Blancelt Memorial . , . That a srpeclal Round-fp try. Hit" be held annie afternoju cr .else babv Hai py Canyon s'i.iw some evenij be held lo raixo 'mrtney for a Blancett msmorlal at Kouml-l'p Park is sosfjestod by Mr. A; Si: Campbell in a le-" ter to the East qregonlan.. Mrs. Campbell says: ,. . ti "Vhy not give a tryout chars-! s Inir 25 Cents SilmlRNinn ' ltl,,lr the bf ys and girls takiutf part give their, work free in honor of one of their puis. Or a baby Happy Canyon show might bo used to raise the money. . I have suggested to Mr. ' Hamley that ir not too expensive have Mr- Proctor make a 'statue of lcil Blancett bulldogging." Mrs. Campbell also ' makes a w suggestion for a thrift stamp dance, which she says was tried with good success at -El Paso, Texai She would require dai.c ers to purchase stamps and this would line up those who spend con'kerable money on danclrg;. ' ' LONDCW .May 11. Thousands banked the streets today alone; the route taken by American troops pa rading through London. KutliusIuHin everywhere surpassed even tho thrill ing 1914 days. ' A stalwart American band headed the first battalion, a Scoln guard band headed the second, and an Irish bund the third. They paraded through the principal streets to the American embassy and Buckingham Palace where tbey were reviewed by King George. Secretary Baker's announcement th;at .500.000 Americans are now in France added to the heartiness of. the greeting. - declared London newspa pers. The Mail said, "This represents really great achievement. America has immense difficulties. They, .are not all overcome yet but she is rap- Idly overcoming them.'i. ' The king addressed a letter to the American . - soldiers . , saying, "The British people welcome you, on yottf way to take a stand beside the armies now fighting- in the great battle for human freedom. The allies will gain a new heart and spirit in your com. pany. ' I wish I could shake each hand. I bid you God speed on your mission.' , . i i ' ; The Express, said: "There need be no half-hearted enthusiasm about the fruits, of the American alliance." The Times said: "Their work be gins to tell. As their numbers grow ii will tell more and more.' When the Americans detrained they were greeted by veteran Tommies, Jocks, Jrlaple-leafers, Anzacs and ci vilians workbound. Kaiser May Yet Drive . Ukrainians to Join Russ (J. W. T. MASOJT.) NEW YOltK, Mar 11 Faced by tlie dangerous necessity of ob taining more food to lessen m dangerous csrest, Bermanr Is . enforcing a new policy of ruth : lcxsness In L krainia, which tnar drive the Ukrainian republic to a lUisHian alliance for mutual resis tance against the Hobenzollcrns. - Tlie kaiser's chief reason - for creating it 1,'kralnlan republic was to obtain food, but I'krain tan peasant are developing bitterly hOHtile spirit, in beginning to realize their vassal state. , The Germans are not Jiermittina; the ITkrainians even to feed them selves wlihrh is worse tlian linder KiLssiaii rule. .r BLOCKADED SUNKEN VESSEL y WILL TRY ALFALFA AT BIFJiS PRIISiF jy- VIIHIH aillla '' ' . J - - - County Agent and Stock men Will Experiment With New Crop.. Old Cruiser Vindictive, 025 Feet Long " Diagonal! Across 327 Foot Channel. BRITISH LOST 15 MEN IN BRAVE RAID Thrilling Operation Lasts for an Hour During ; Niffhtime. I ! COUNTRY FAIR KETS HONOR GUARD $450 For the purpose of assisting the estockmen of the Camas Prairie sec tion who have often been severely handicapped by the lack of winter feed. County Agent M. S.- Khrock is sending to the, Oregon Agricultural college for bacterii with which to in oculate alfalfa in the hope that It can be then grown 'in that section. A few of the farmers have already tried the alfalfa, but have had very little suc cess with It. probably because It was not Inoculated, Mr, Shrock says. In the new experiment, only the more hardy varieties will be sown. . : Last winter, many of the farmers were forced to drive ther stock away t xrom nome and winter it elsewhere. aa the grain crop had been practically a failure and it was Impossible to get feed enough Into that section. . Mr. Shrock says be knows of one man who bald J3500 to winter a herd of cajtlg laat year. It is claimed that as much alfalfa hay can be raised on one acre aa can f be grown on three or four when oth er crops are sown. Also' the alfalfa in hardier and the' farmer Is more sure of a crop. - : . , . ,. ".; DOVES. May 11. The Ostend L' boat base is effectively blockaded aa result of the British raid. . The Cruiser Vindictive, jj feet long-, lies in the 327 foot channel diagonally, British casualties include five dead, 2y wounded and 10 missing. Commodore Unes, commanding the operation, reported "it waa a lurid scene. The Vindictive arrived at 2 o'clock' in the morning, the 'sched uled time. Thundering- of guns on ea and land and bombs exploding from the air. mingled with the occa sional cry of wounded. Searchltghtif crossed above the whole scene, which ' starshells further Humiliated. For a full 'hour this picture was witnessed off of Ostend. The Vindictive cruised for 29 minutes In the fog, looking for the entrance and 't finally entered. Jamming her bow again the pier. Dashing motorboats then took off tha crew amidst a machine-gun hali." ttiMt SPRING WHEAT WILL EQUAL 1917 ACREAGE Inceptions to aotne of the estimates made by F. L Kent aa to Umatilla county acreage are taken by some lo cal people well informed on the sub ject. Mr." Kent places the present spring wheat acreage at 83 per cent of what it waa last year and the win ter wheat acreage at 120 per cent. M. "W. Collins estimates that the spring acreage this year Is approxi mately live same as last ear and fig ures the same to be true of winter wheat acreage, thus making the total acreage tha same aa In 117. The records of County Agent Shrock show reports on wheat acreage as fol lows: . tVluter Wheat. 11J 1915. 1S 828 acres HS.704 acres Kpring Wlieat. 117 1ls. .' 3b.0rs acres 35.933 acres It will thua tie seen that figures ob tainable Indicate Mr. Kent was low on his spring wheat acrenfte but close to the mark on the winter acreage. As to potatoes, Mr. Kent estimates the Umatilla county acreage as Its per cent of last year's acreage. Mr. tihrock's figures show 1 acres In po tatoes last year and 14 78 acres In this county seeded to potatoes this year. However the extimate for the slats early In the aprina was for 3oo acre less in potatoes than last year. Tills may have been cut down by subse quent planting. . .. , . ... - . '- - ' , I. r LOOKOUT BELOWl n: TvmV iV - As they used to do yeara ago. peo ple all turned out for the "Country Fair-" it was given by the Girls' Honor Guard at Helix last night and was so tsuceessful that the gumf of ,$150 was cleared above all expenses. aceofc-ding' to Miss Virginia Todd of this city, who is county leader. The money will be used to adopt three French war orphans, and to" provide comfort kits for' the -Helix soldier boys. "-, "' ' ' . " A fruit cake alone rought 9300. which must have been a surprise e'yen to the person (or persons) who made and decorated ft so carefully. Different colors of Icing- fovttted the words "Girls Honor, Guard,' and de picted birds, flowers and othe ob jects. Among other attractions the girls had a country store, a chance wheel, monkey booth, fortune teller, a "Swat the Kaiser booth, cave of mystery, and lemonade and lunch counters. There was also a popularity contest.' which ws won by Miss Kdth Muison, Tho affair was in charge of Miss Clara King, tho local leader, and Miss! Kraw, one of the school teachers. j wirs LONDON', May U Haig- announc ed today "the French troops advanc ed their line northeast of Locre yes terday .taking prisoners. A raid- west of Merville was successful and we took prisoners 'and a machine gun. An attempted enemy raid east of Vpres was stoped by our fire.' CAPTIRE r.EKMA.Y PRISOXKKS. PARIS, May 11. There Is active artilery fighting around Grivesnes. where the Americans are in line and at M a 1 1 s Ra m e va 1, four miles north ward, it Is reported officially. - V A surprise attack north of Grtve- I nes resulted in the capturing of 1& prisoners. The French took 39 pris oners in minor operations in .reuil wood, also machine gttns, Varktus raids S4tuthca-st of Monte iHdier and alo In the Wievre region netted prisoners and captured material, v BAKER HAS STEC TEI1 nTTOEK m Contest Seems to Rest Be tween Pendleton and :' Baker'""'"" BEAUTIFULLY MAD E ARTICLES SHOWN SCHOOL EXHIBIT ' ' At HcaineVt'p i'ara thia afternoon t-tjp hitch schools of eastern Orecon are contending in a spirited track meet for the eastern Oregon championship and incidentally fos the f A. C. cup which Pendleton has retained for two years. The contest seems to rest be tween Pendelton and Baker with indl- . cations of a close finujh. - The Pendleton line-up has been previously published. The perermnct of the teams from Baker and Union are as follows: Baker. 60 yard dash Ensbero Hardin, Sullivan. i . 100 yard dash Same aa above. 220 yard dash Hardin, Sullivan and Kennison-1 v 4 40 yard dash Chrlstly, Uullvaiv Gardner. . ' S80 yard run Ward and Gardner.' ' Mile run Gardner and Chrlstly. , Pole vault Keown. Shotput Harding, Brown and En berg. ' ' Discuss Gardner, Harding', En berg Javelin Gardner and Knberg. - , High Jump Keown and Writ? Jit. : Broad Jump Brown, ;. Kennison. Harding. hurdles Wright and hurdles Wrigfvt and Dainty needlework crocheting and Belfclan and other refugee children, is hand embroidering which will make 'a card, giving the amount of work in feminine hearts fairly long for p.. ;thla line which the -tudenta have done niir ne t h vpr Thprn u-pra murla hi session, catchy posters asserting thai , high 8(.hH)i K,rll) Kn( foltew. . 120 yard Keown. 220 yard Gardner. S20 yard relay team Kennlaenv i Bnberg. Harding and Sullivan. Coach Rough. Vnion. i . 60 yard dash Davia and Gerton. 100 yard dash Gertson and Per kins. 220 yard dash same aa lot. , ,446 yard dash Gertson. ; ISsO yard run- Griggs Mlle run GriKgs. 220 hurdles Davis and Perkins. Shot put Miles Pole vault Gertson. Javelin Miles and Perkins. High Jump Perkins. ; Relay team Gertson, Perkins. tk- j vis and "Griggs. : flannelt t'oach B.uaien. we must save food and buy War Sav- Flannel boots. SO pairs; flannel drees- Inits stamps, whole outfits for tiny lM fknnpl urniiM refugee children, and beautiful wood-'skirls 26: muslin skirts 7- knit,- Officials at meet. Drake, Haley, work articles from cedar chests and skirts. 17; diapers 210; blankets, $ fhtoupek and Frank Praaier. Cnester ioak tables to candlesticks these are,Hn.l sundry bags. 2s. ' ' Fee- starter:; Russell Wilbur. an- :s. nie of the items one will find at the ; , of interest to fathers and brothers nouncer. isrhool exhlhlt displayed at the cluh te the manual traiping exhibit ' of the seventh and eighth grade and high school boya. This Includos 'ex-. amples of wood turning or lathing. Inlay work, and so on. There are so several little panels which Illus trate new departments, that is the application of designa. such as the i FIVE I). S. OFFICERS CAPTU8E0 BY EF.Ef.lY room of the"couiuy library this after- tnoon until five o'clock and from sev !en until nine tAntght. The exhibit will aio be open tomorrow during library . hours. No Idea can be gotten "f the Im fmensity and scope of the exhibit wllh- out a personal visit. Kvery article butterfly, to wood. in every line is so painstakingly and- Among the showing of industrial: beautifully made that it seems ai-'work problems are a couple pf Tom-, WArHl.VGT.N. Slay 11 General mon impoKirae cnnuren roum u.. in. muniiy- rugs, wmcn are most Inter-: Pershing today announced five Am- work. csting when it is considered that each i erican officers captured. The casual. There are four classes of articles ex- censists of a large number of little : ty list contained Cs names. Including hllilted: Domestic science and art. . blocks, moven separately and by dlf- eight killed In action and tour who manual training. Industrial work In fcrent children. Each has a little part i died from wounds. Four were wouad the schools, and Junior Red Cross 0r a dexign oa It, so that when set to- led severely and 24 slightly work. A a part of the domestic set- eether the rugs have emblems on! ence exhibit, samples or war oreau them of the schools to which the ehfr. ' FYnln.c5nn User rnveJ and cakes are served free, while the dren belong. These were made hyl" n rhlrUJ recls are on sale for 10 cents each, the thin graders. XMiroeircerine iruni li ne money is to go 10 ir aeeiung tn i xne exnioii noes not contain work i the French orphan thedomestic scl- ol the older children alone, for even' WEUBl'RO, W. Va.. May II. ! ence clues has adopted. the tiny first and second graders havt ;An explosion today destroyed the nltro. Aliove the table where are display-t much on exhibit. These lnclufle nun- (glycerine plant of the Lewie Col ed a number of articles for the Red pics of lettering, woven mats aad pa-icompaay and eight employee are Cross layette work, that is, outfits for per designs .knitted articles and so on. jdead.