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THEN AND NOW Here are a few words from the description of the Poland horror, by J. C. Walcott, of the American re lief expedition, who was an eye wit ness. This is how Germany would hare treated the allies, had she won the war: A "Along the roadside from Warsaw to Plnsk, 230 miles, nearly a half million people had died of hunger and cold.j The way was strewn with their bones picked clean by the crows. With their nsual thrift the Germans were collecting the larger bones to be milled, into fertilizer; but the finger and toe bones lay on the ground with the mud-covered, rain-soaked clothing. In the refugee camps 300,000 survivors of the flight were gathered by the Germans. There were no conveniences, they had not even been able to wash for weeks. Filth and infection from ver min were spreading. They were fam ished, their daily ration a cup of soup and a piece of bread as big as my fist. Every able-bodied Pole was bidden to Germany to work. If he refused he was not allowed to have anything to eat. He had to go or starve." And here is' the teaching and opin ion of one of the German leaders one of the "upper class" von der Goltz: "It Is better to let a hundred wom en and children belonging to the enemy die of hunger than to let a single German soldier suffer." Such were the ways of the Huns so long as they were in power. That was yesterday. Today they are cringing, and with bloody hands up lifted are" calling out "kamerad" and pleading for food. Most Americans have been some what incensed because the Impres sion was conveyed through advices sent out from Washington that Am erica was "going to feed Germany." Relief Is felt, therefore, by Food Ad ministrator Hoover's statement that we are not going to send great ship loads of food to the Huns, but that the water-tight blockade will be lift ed, after which Germany can take care of herself. "smooth fellows," capable of pulling off a three-ehell game in any com munity. . The American public, big of heart and anxious to do something for the "fighting man," fall easy prey to these fakirs. Our boys will soon be returning to civilian life and along with them will come a few who are fakirs and. who will choose well their field of operation. Some of them will tell you that, single-handed they beat off a regiment of Boches; that they worked the machine gun so fast the enemy was corded np like an Oregonlan would pile slabwood; that had there not been a boat nearby Into which, they could hop and row out of the lake of blood they had created, they would have drowned, etc., etc. The advanced guard of this band of fakirs has already arrived the balance will follow, thinly sprinkled among our genuine, true-blue sol diers therefore be sure of your hero before you bestow lavish enter tainment upon him. Our own boys, right here from Oregon, those of whom we are sure, are the ones who should receive our deference. Let us prepare and give them a great re ception. BE SCRE OP YOUR HERO A number of cities, Including Glendale and Medford, have been beautifully duped lately by fake heroes. These heroes are generally smooth of tongue, and very court eous. They may appear in different uise later on as "rubes," or "for eigners," or in various other man ner but they will be the same Til "TOMCAT" GUNNER Continued from Page Ont.j CLOTHES, OR FIG LEAVES? Contemplative of the fact that Sev eral million soldiers will soon have to be re-clothed, now that hostilities have ceased, clothing salesmen in the cities have already begun to urge people to do' their shopping early to be sure of sufficient wearing apparel to keep out the winter blasts. Suits and overcoats, they say, are likely to go as high as 1100. One advertiser says that at the close of the Civil war, suits sold for $75 and $85, cotton was $2.25 per pound, and calico 75 cents per yard. Think of It! The $25 or $30 per week man paying $100 tor a suit to go to the "movies" in, or perchance to church, If his better hajf can so persuade him. Said $30 per week man cannot afford it. Further, if he has no "Sunday clothes" he has an excuse for not going to church he can play solo or pinochle. It's an 111 wind that blows no one any good, figures the $30 man. In spite of the fact that word has been sent out from Washington that soldiers will be permitted to wear their uniforms tor three months af ter receiving their honorable dis charge from the service, clothing may take a akyward Jump. But there is a limit to human endurance. If prices persist In playing tag with the moon and Jupiter, Mr. Average Man may be compelled to sew a mammoth patch on the broader portion of his trousers during the winter months and resort to the proverbial tig lear with the coming of Spring. Cloth ing merchants, have a care, else a new style may be created. NOTICE. I will be in Portland until Janu ary 1st, for the Johns Manville Co. My office will be handled by Miss Galbraith, who Is both competent and reliable. Any courtesies ex tended her will be appreciated by me. L. A. LAUNER. 19 190 Church St., Portland, Ore. "Bear Proved Harmless. A white bear had been seen In th Alps near Ofenburg, Switzerland, peas ants reported. The alarm created some excitement In the mountains. The authorities were forced to arrange a great bunt to run down the "animal." The hunt was successful and the "an imal'' was cornered. He turned ont to be a poor Russian deserter clad In a sheepskin coat who had been running around aimlessly. by the French, always watched each other closely, or vndoavored to, the Idea being to koep a hundred yards or so apart for their mutual protec tion, aud It being Important also that they not get too tar ahead of the In fantry. "Just beyond the hump waa a clump ot woods, and we began to pour bullets Into that," Sergeant Avertt continued, "aud for a time there waa some smoke arising above the tree, tops ao we know there were Boches In there. About four ot us opened up In full force and showered that woods with lead. "The machine gun answers were pretty stiff for awhile, as we went forward, but I Just kept peppering away and talking to my 'buddy" all the time and telling him what we were going to do clean out that woods. My 'brothers' on either aide someway had the same hunch. The doughboys bark of me too were fir ing right along with us and the Boche In that thicket must have thought all hell had broken loose, because first thing I knew the fir ing virtually stopped and I figured all the Boches had been killed or had decided to beat It before we all got there In force. "Along about this time I noticed that the tank boys ou the right were swinging around the side ot a clump ot trees, and from the positions of their guns and the speed of their tanks I Judged that they were giving' fits to some Frttxlea running away. I then switched so aa to run along side the thicket, at a distance, and Join ed the tank boys going around the end. "Just about that time' there was a volley ot machine gun bullets, and some anti-tank gun stuff too, from a hill a bit to my left, auddenly my tank Just began to tremble or some thing, and then stopped, and shud dered all over. I looked down and my 'buddy' was limp In his seat. One of those damned bullets had come In through my 'buddy's' peep hole and hit him square In the face. "My 'buddy' was dead. His final clutch on the throttle shut off the gas and the old tank stopped, and there I waa, and the other boys went oq. That's about all I know about that fight, or whatever It waa, and I am waiting around now for another tank and another 'buddy' too to take me up front again where things are doing every minute. This tank bus iness is great business for the boys who like to shoot!" Avertt said that when he went In to action, be determined to keep count of the number of Germans his machine gun "touched off" but when be began to use- his gun he could think of nothing but a purpose to spread death and destruction and that he quickly lost count of the number he saw fall. Ths Arch will carry them over if you put the Keystone in tight : Do You Need a New Hre? GOODYEAR, RACINE, ClOOPKIOll, FKK1CIIAI,, FISK, l'KN'N'HYI VANIA, WIllK-UltlP. EVERY TIRE GUARANTEED 80x8 H from lO.OtJ to filil.HO' C. L HOBART CO. Grants Pass & Crescent City Stage Co. W. T. Ureen, Prour. H.Ulddlne, Agent Big Pierce Arrow Cars Easy Riding Office Old Observer Blk. Corner Be Tooth and (1 sureeu . 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