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PACK TWO
DAILY ROC UK RIVER (JOCKIKR
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1918.
OREGON WEATHER
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Rain; moderate easterly
f winds.
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.
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