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TOLUME VIU MOSCOW, LATAH COUNTY, IDAHO WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1918 NUMBER «• MAY TAKE U. S. TWO YEARS TO DEMOBILIZE That it may take two years and certainly will not take less than one year to demobilize our armed forces and get back to a normal basis in the United States is the statement made today by Josephus Daniels, secretary of the navy, in a speech at Annapolis. Secretary Daniels announced that the United States will be expected to do her share of international policing and that the navy must be strengthened for this purpose. President Wilson spent a comparatively quiet day in Paris, owing partly to unfavorable weather conditions. He plans to visit London immediately after Christmas and England's two to Paris to meet are him Friday. Persistent rumors that the allies have been urged by the German govern ment to send troops to maintain order in Berlin are still being circulated. Following are the telegraphic and cable reports received today: May Take Two Years to Demobilize. ANNAPOLIS, Maryland.—At least- one year and possibly two years will be required before the nation can return to normal peace conditions and "We will be fortunate if conditions abroad make demobilization possible at so early a date," said Secretary of the Navy Daniels here today when ad dressing a conference of state governors. Secretary Daniels said the navy must be increased and strengthened to enable the United States to contribute as many units as any other nation to the international police force and said; "I look to see the peace confer ence put an end to competitive big navy building." Sedate to Postpone Action On League of Nations. WASHINGTON.—Declaring the widest diversity of opinion exists regard ing the formation of a league of nations and on the definition of the phrase "freedom of the seas" Senator Knox, of Pennsylvania, former secretary of state, in an address to the senate today asked for the postponement of these questions until after the peace conference. Just before Knox spoke the senate foreign relations committee had decided to delay action until Saturday on his resolution which records that the senate favors such postponement and the call for the withdrawal of the American military and naval forces from Europe and the abrogation of the president's extraordinary war powers. Polish Government Wants New Treaty. WASHINGTON.—The Polish government has proposed a treaty signed by Poland, Bohemia and Jugo-Slavia, says the National Zeitung, of Bahel, ac cording to a dispatch today. This treaty would include military, railway and commercial agreements closely uniting this group of new states to the entente powers. 4 Say Berlin Wants Allied Armies. PARIS.—Unofficial reports still persist, says The Matin, that the Ebert Haase government of Germany, has entreated the allies to occupy Berlin ■with a large force of troops to preserve order. Pershing to Send More Troops Home. WASHINGTON.—Additional units overseas including about 1600 officers and men have been assigned by General Pershing for early return home. This was announced by the war department today. The following units have been thus designated: aero squadrons; companies A and B of the 26th engineers; the 102nd and 111th trench mortar batteries and headquarters of the 39th brigade of coast artillery. Thirty-fifth, 149th, 158th, 173rd and 801st President Wilson Has Wet Day. PARIS.—Another raw, wet day kept President Wilson indoors today except for an automobile ride. The only conference on his program is one with Gabriel Hanotoux, former French foreign minister. President Wilson worked late last night after his return from the recep tion given by Ambassador and Mrs. Sharp and slept late this morning. Up to this moment President Wilson has not expressed himself in favor of any of the various propositions that have been announced as* regards the league of nations, says a statement issued today by the American peace commission. President Wilson this afternoon called at the headquarters of the American peace mission in the Hotel DeCrillon for the purpose of meeting other members of the mission and inspecting the organizations already created. President Will Go to London. LONDON.—Premier Lloyd George and Foreign Secretary Balfour have arranged a plan to go to Paris Friday to meet President Wilson as it is possible the president may come to London directly after Christmas. He is expected in England on December 26. own suggestion from him. The president is coming on his suggestion to which the British government replied, welcoming the President Paes Victim of a Plot. LISBON, Monday.—Documents found in connection With the assassina tion of President Paes last Saturday, show an extensive plot had been organized and the participants drew lots to see who would strike the blow against the president. The body of President Paes, which has been placed in the Belen Palace, was viewed today by thousands of all classes of Portu gese. CLIDE MARSH TELLS INTERESTING STORY MOSCOW BOY HAS SEEN STRANGE SIGHT WHILE SERV ING IN FRANCE Clyde Marsh is home visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Marsh. He has been in the service since the first of the year. He belongs ta the naval .aviation force and left Philadelphia in March. He assisted in the patrol of the French coast and has taken four flights in an aeroplane. Clyde says the men in his branch of the service are changed from one division to another more often than the men of the army. At different times he has seen Wm. Robbins, Leon Owings, Charles Gray, Arvid Anderson and Mr. Carlson, and other Moscow boys. It is odd he says, to see the French plodding along with oxen and doing nearly all forms of work by hand in stead of using machinery. But contact of the French with the Americans and other allies is giving them a broader outlook and they are advanc ing in methods and ideas in the last few years and have made more pro gress than would have been accom plished in many years had the war not brought the different nations to gether in such intimate relations. The French are rapidly taking up the American quick way of accomplishing results. Clyde left Brest, France, November 1st, and landed at Newport News November 11. The boys are not al lowed to tell us everything yet, as the censorship is not entirely removed. Clyde must report January 1st for ■service if his furlough is not extended. INCREASED CHRISTMAS , PARCELS AT POST OFFICE Postmaster Morgareidge reports an Spangle, Wash., has a woman mayor in the person of Mrs. C. L. Mood. The voters who placed her in . office also elected her husband, Dr. C. L. Mood, councilman, consequently | Mrs. Mood is sure of bossing her hus enonnous increase in the number of outgoing Christmas packages as com pared with last year. The sending out of Christmas packages began on Decem ber 17 last year and 32 extra sacks of package mail went from the Moscow postoffice the first day. This year ship ments of Christmas packages began De cember 16, One day earlier than last and 56 extra sacks of such mail year went out on the first day and 62 extra sacks of Christmas mail went out the second day. In othdt words up to the evening of December 17, last year, 32 extra sacks of Christmas mail left the Moscow postoffice as compared with 118 sacks for the same period this year. Truly a remarkable showing. Ka SPANGLE, WASH., HAS A WOMAN MAYOR NOW . band at least one evening a week. The new mayor has been very active in fraternal circles and Red Cross | work. She also manages a large stock ranch at Odessa. George Fox Heard From. Mr. and Mrs. Fox of Moscow have heard from their son, George, who is with the American expeditionary forces in France. He is well and happy over the prosepect of returning to his home. His letteh was written on November 22, which was 11 days after the armistice had been signed and fighting had ceased. This is the first letter his rel atives had had from him for some time and they were very uneasy. Mr. Fox is well known in Moscow, being a brother of Mrs. F. J. Armbrusten He went over on the Tuscania, the only transport torpedoed and sunk by the Germans when loaded with troops. He writes that he has not met a single per son in France whom he knew in the United States, yet he went over on the same ship with Oscar Munson and a number of other Moscow boys. CLOSE FOR HOLIDAYS TODAY TO PERMIT SOLDIERS TO KEEP UNIFORMS WASHINGTON. — The committee on military affairs of the House, to which was referred the bill of Con gressman French providing that sol diers be permitted to retain their uni forms and other articles of wearing apparel, also certain souvenirs that would deteriorate at once upon non use, has reported a bill favorably to the House today embodying all the features of Mr. French's bill. Mr. French is confident that the bill as reported will speedily pass the House. DUTCH COUNTRY WHICH IS HARBORING FORMER KAISER MAY LOSE TERRITORY Somewhat disturbing because in line with things that have gone be fore is the hint from London that Holland may be dismembered. ' The excuse suggested is that Holland vio lated international law by allowing German troops to cross Dutch terri tory in retiring from Belgium under the terms of the armistice. What the law of the matter may be is a little hard to say, seeing that the armistice itself is so unusual as to be almost unprecedented, but in any case it is not clear how the move ment of German troops across Dutch territory after fighting had stopped harmed the allies. But throughout the last two years of the war Hol land has been not a little exercised by a propaganda for a bigger Bel gium, which was to be created in part at Holland's expense, and by a par allel demand in England for giving to Belgium the left bank of the Scheldt with a view to keeping that river open to British ships of war as far as Antwerp. The position of Holland has been very difficult indeed, and its feud with Great Britain was perhaps more serious than is realized in this coun try, especially after the British cut off its communication with its col onies and the stubborn Netherlanders retorted by using German wireless for communication with the East Indies. Holland may have not a little reason for anxiety till the peace con ference is over.—Springfield Repub lican. lican. EERMtNS GET TASTE j INHABITANTS OF COLOGNE LAUGHED AT BRITISH REGU LATIONS—ARE FINED COLOGNE. — (By the Associated Press.)—Last night and the night be fore the Germans experimented with mild defiance of martial law as insti tuted by the British troops of occupation. When the British issued their edict that the civilians, with certain excep tions, must be off the streets at 7 o'clock in the evening, and then, thinking this too severe, altered the hour to 9 o'clock, many persons de cided the order was a mere formality and meant nothing. Saturday night was the first time that the rule was rigidly enforced. At that time some 200 civilians who were pa rading the streets ( were rounded up by the military-police. Yesterday these per sons were tried and each was fined 10 marks. Last night the performance was re newed. At 9 o'clock large numbers of persons were promenading about the streets. Some tardy ones undoubtedly were unwittingly breaking the law, but man y D f them made the infraction quite appa rent. These persons even looked at the street clocks and laughed. They soon found out, however, that bus j ne ss was intended. A cordon of m ;iitary police was thrown out and ever y person was compelled to show a pass or g ; ve their names or answer to a SU mmons for today. Several hundred men and women will be tried today. __ KANSAS GIRL BECAME ^ BRIDE LAST NIGHT Harry Bally, of Moscow, and Miss Effie Coberly, of Kansas, were mar ried at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Gladys Onstot at 8 o'clock last night. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. Quincy Biggs, pastor of the Christian church, in the pres ence of the relatives, only. The bride arrived yesterday from Kansas. Mr. Baily is employed in the harvester plant and is well known here. They will make their home in Moscow. No Public Buildings. WASHINGTON—There will be no general public building next year. The house building committee decided this today by a tie vote. FIRST QUARTER OF SCHOOL ENDS TODAY — SECOND QUARTER JAN. 6TH The first quarter of the school year at the University of Idaho closed to day and hundreds of students will go to their homes for the holidays. Many left on today's trains and others will leave on trains tomorrow and next day. The class A men of the S. A. T. C. are being demobilized and will go home this week. It will probably be the last of the week before the work is finished. Many of these boys will go home and will not return, for they gave up good positions to enter the army, expecting to be sent to France. But many of them will return and it is hoped they will bring others with them. President Lindley issued the follow ing address to the students who are leaving. It manifests the spirit and voices the sentiments which the people of Moscow and the faculty members hold. President Lindley's address follows; The Students' Army Training Corps was organized to equip choice men for high service in the American Army. With the abrupt advent of peace, the chief reason for its existence disap peared. It was a brilliant and daring experiment. It expires after a brief and troubled existence. It brought many difficult problems of adjustment for in stitutions and individuals. These tested the character and the patriotism of fac ulty and students. Official inspectors, however, rate the S. A. T. C. of the University of Idaho as far above the average in its military, medical and academic departments. For this excellent record highest praise is due the commanding officer and his staff, the medical officer, the local phy sicians, the Red Cross, and all who as sisted them in caring for the sick ; the faculties of Sections A and B who gave themselves whole-heartedly to the enterprise, the great-hearted citizens of Moscow, and the students of the Uni versity, both men and women, who have shown a spirit of cooperation and discipline in keeping with the best tradi . î-ilfe . ■ J) ' y '■ ' /, îfvj M2 V tions of American patriotism, have made possible a chapter of honor able achievement for Idaho. We trust that those students who came to the University for the first time this fall will recognize that, owing to military exigencies and the quarantine, they have not had opportunity to_know University life as it is known and cherished by the multitudes of college men and women. As the University next quarter returns to its normal activities they may have that opportunity. As the men joined the S. A. T. C. prepared to make sacrifices for the com mon good, may we not urge that they make some sacrifice to continue their college courses, men of college training have ten times as good a chance for success in life as those without such education, wait until next year. If possible, make the sacrifice and go forward now. As you were willing to "give all that you have and all that you are" for war, pre pare to give your country the service of a trained and disciplined mind in the trying days of reconstruction. With best wishes for a happy Christ These Statistics show that Don't mas. E. H. LINDLEY. ■ te Procrastination is the thief of time. It also robs you of the chance of be ing a volunteer member of the Red Cross. AGED MAN SERVES IN THE CANADIAN ARMY _ ,, , ,, T .___ Mr. and Mrs. Joe Çlayton are en V'w,J law, C. C. W ade, who is here from ^ancouver, B. C. Mr Wade has been 13 1-2 months with the Canadian army in France although he is 57 jears of age. He enlisted w . forestry division and has suffered a general nervous breakdown. He has been over eight months in the hos p.tals in England and has just return ed to America. He was called to Spo kane by the death of his brother, who 16 m °w n / UenZa M • , ontS - , M .r-Wade says Moscow is a beauti ful little town. He returns to Van couver tomorrow. if, HELP ARMENIANS UNITED STATES PLANS TO RAISE $30,000,000 FOR SUF FERING PEOPLES To save from starvation fully 4,000,000 Armenians, Syrians and Greeks, a campaign to raise $30,000, 000, or about 30 cents per capita, throughout the United States will be made the week of January 12 to 19, 1919. So interested was President Woodrow Wilson in the cause of these suffering peoples that preparatory to sailing for Europe, on his peace mis sion, he issued a proclamation, calling on the people of this country for funds, which he signed and left for release at this time. The proclama tion issued at the White House fol lows: "Fore more than three years Am erican philanthropy has been a large factor in keeping alive Armenian, Syrian, Greek and other exiles and refugees of western Asia. "On two former occasions I have appealed to the American people in behalf of these homeless sufferers, whom the vicissitudes of war and massacres had brought to the ex tremest need. "The response has been most gen erous, but now the period of rehabili tation is at hand. Vastly larger sums will be required to restore these once prosperous, but now impoverished, refugees to their former homes than were required merely to sustain life in their desert exile. "It is estimated that about 4,000,000 Armenian, Syrian, Greek and other war sufferers in the near east will require outside help to sustain them through the winter. Many of them are now hundreds of miles from their homeland. The vast majority of them are helpless women and children, in cluding 400,000 orphans. "The American Committee for Re lief in the Near East is appealing for a minimum of $30,000,000 to be sub scribed January 12-19, 1919, with which to meet the most urgent needs of these people. "I, therefore again call upon the people of the United States to make even more generous contributions than they have made heretofore to sustain through the winter months those, who, through no fault of their own, have been left in a starving, shelterless condition, and to help re establish these ancient and sorely op pressed people in their former homes on a self-supporting basis. "WOODROW WILSON." WASHINGTON STATE TO ASK FOR BETTER ROADS SPOKANE.—Efforts to secure new legislation for good roads throughout Washington are being fostered among community governments, commercial clubs and other civic organizations as a result of the state good roads con vention. The proposal to advocate the using of automobile license money as a basis of a state bond issue for paving a system of state roads was 'agitated in advance of the convention ■and found but little opposition. Coun ty commissioners, city and county of ficials generally have been found en thusiastic over the proposal. Details will be worked out by committees who are consisering both what is known as the "Illinois Plan" and the "Carl yon Idea." a THE RED CROSS DRIVE GOES MERRILY FORWARD When work closes this evening it is believed that Moscow will have 1300 new members or renewals to the Red Cross membership, been taken in last night and it is be lieved that $200 will be added today. This is just about half what Moscow is expected to do. The city is expeetted to have at least 2500 members when the drive closes. The workers today were Mrs, Roy Holman and Mrs. W. A. Johnston, in the forenoon and Mrs. H. H. Simpson and Miss Ida Yates, in the afternoon, at the postoffice. At Veatch's office Mrs. W. E. Cahill and Mrs. Albert Lindley had charge of the booth in the forenoon and Mrs. Guy Wolfe and Mrs. M. M. Preston, in Ihe afternoon. Mrs. F. H. Lindley had the forenoon shift at the university and in the afternoon Mrs. G. M. Miller had it. They were assisted by students. About $1100 had George Creighton, the well known merchant, showed The Star-Mirror a report in the Dry Goods Reporter, of the enormous stocks of clothing the government had on hand at the close of the war. This accounts in part for tbe g reat shortage of cloth for civilian c l 0 thes, the government having com mande ,; red | n of the wool K in the United States _ The wooI is to be sold by the government in lots sufficient stock fe the market for certain peri _ odg b it m have to bring a £ igh j for the government paid a high £ rice for it al f d has fixed y a £ rice below which n0 bids will be ac . ted The report in the Dry Goods Reporter follows: £ omething of the enormous stocks of iece B ds and clothing sup plies in the hands of the government may be gleaned from a study of the following list which was recently made public. The figures given are as of November 1 and were made public by war department officials in a statement recently issued. The figures do not include stocks and supplies actually in the hands of troops. The report follows: Cotton coats, 5,039,907; denim coats, 5,410,518; wool coats, 6,282,636; jerkins, 2,449,018; mackinaws, 18,660; overcoats, 4,167,841; raincoats, 2,170, 220; flannel shirts, 9,742,824; denim trousers, 5,215,708 pairs; cotton trous ers and breeches, 8,879,393 pairs; wool trousers and breeches, 8,681,829. Summer drawers, 24,285,815; wint er drawers, 21,050,798 pairs; summer undershirts, 27,075,892; winter under shirts, 17, 427,280; rubber hip boots, 1,271,185 pairs; rubber knee boots, 859,211 pairs; canvas leggings, 7, 268,419 pairs; arctic overshoes, 1, 510,984 pairs. Wool and spiral puttees, 8,586,830; 3,548,660 3,314,783 russet marching shoes, pairs; welt field shoes pairs; metallic fastened field shoes, 4,018,636 pairs; heavy wool stockings, 25,042,752 pairs; light wool stockings, 21,070,492 pairs. Overseas caps, 3,718,678; service hats, 3,120,946; cotton flannel gloves, 1,999,627; heavy leather gloves,3,084, 566; jersey knitted gloves, 6,416,846 pairs; leather mittens, 3,733,779 pairs; cotton flannel mittens, 2,125,907 pairs; water sterilizing bags, 38,593. Barrack bags, 4,315,307; bed sacks, 4,102,806; commercial blankets, 1,035, 822; three pound blankets, 1,413,492; four pound blankets, 2,562,287; large paulins, 38,442; small paulins, 20,124; shelter tent, halves, 1,147,205; pyra midal tents, 111,559. , O. D. cotton flannel, 12,804,655 yards; denim, 19,295,371 yards; duck for shelter tents, 4,081,894 yards; duck for paulins, 2,625,839 yards; 16 and 20 ounce melton, 10,688,130 yards; 30 and 32 ounce melton, 3,242, 082 yards, and flannel for shirts, 9, 192,272 yards. The equipment actually in France exclusive of that in the hands of troops, November 1, is as follows: Flannel shirts, 3,000,000; heavy wool socks, 8,500,000 pairs; light wool socks, 4,500,000 pairs; wool gloves, 2,750,000 pairs; jerkins, 1,500,000; overcoats, 600,000; wool service coats, 2,100,000; wool trousers, 1,760,000 pairs; field shoes metallic fasteners, 2,100,000 pairs; heavy leather gloves, 400,000 pairs; wool gloves, 2,750,000 pairs; leather mittens, 600,000 pairs. A conservative estimate of the value of this equipment based on contract prices is in round figures $750,000,000. This estimate has been arrived at af ter a thorough review of contract prices and is believed to be as ac curate as can be determined at the present time. DH. M. F, ANGELL DIRECTOR OF S. A. T. C. WORK WINS PRAISE OF GOVERN MENT INSPECTORS A high compliment has been paid to Dr. M. F. Angell. who lias had charge of the S. A. T. C work in the Uni versity of dlaho as director of the course of study and has also had charge of the construction of barracks, mess halls and other buildings for the men. Major Frank Shepherd, who is in gen eral charge of the S. A T. C. work in the west, where he represents the de partment of education of the national army, announced when the barracks were completed on North Mam street that a new record for amount of work done in a given time had been made here. President E. H. Lindley, of the University, said today: "Director Angell, who had charge of the vocational training work of both branches, A and B, of the S. A. T, C., has been highly complimented for his excellent work. Major Shepherd and Mr- Hobson, who were here recently on tour of inspection, said that Director Angell's services have not been excelled by any man in their entire district." Dr. Angell has probably had as much work and responsiblity as any man con nected with the S. A. T. C. and has done it in a quiet, unostentatious way and has won the oraise of all of those who with his work here.