October 21, 1914

by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent

The day’s headlines from The Daily Capital Journal:

GERMANS FORCED TO GIVE WAY BY ALLIES, RETREAT 30 MILES

ALLIES ATTACKING THE GERMAN RIGHT
Turning Movement Develops in Northern France to Drive Germans From Ostend

DESPERATE BATTLE IS RAGING AT WARSAW, ANOTHER AT VERDUN

On the editorial page, the editor addresses the “real feeling lying back of the great war:”

THE REAL FOES

The desperate efforts of the Germans to gain the coast of the North sea and from there strike England shows the real feeling lying back of the great war.

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October 20, 1914

by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent

The day’s headlines from The Daily Capital Journal:

ESTIMATE LOSSES IN WAR WILL TOTAL MORE THAN MILLION

GERMANS RENEW ATTACK ON DUNKIRK; BIG FIGHT BREWING

Estimating the casualties for all sides, J. W. T. Mason wrote:

Taking British losses as a basis for an estimate, and reckoning that other nations engaged in the present European war have suffered proportionately, the total of killed, wounded and captured during the first ten weeks of the conflict must be nearly 1,300,000.

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October 19, 1914

by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent

As with 2014, 1914 was a mid-term election year. Twenty-nine statewide ballot measures confronted voters, prompting this comment from an out-of-state visitor:

“How is it possible for the Oregon voter to digest all of the mass of legislation that is to be on your ballot here, so that he can vote intelligently when the election comes.”

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October 18, 1914

by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent

The day’s headlines from the Oregon Statesman:

GERMANS LESS THAN 70 MILES FROM ENGLAND
Prussians Now on Channel Ready to March on Port of Calais
ALLIES RETAKE LILLE
Armies Fighting Desperately Near Arras

ALLIES BLOCK ENEMY’S MOVES
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October 17, 1914

by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent

The days headlines from The Daily Capital Journal:

WEATHER TERRIBLE ON TROOPS
Cold Rain and in Places Snow Made Life Miserable for Troops in Trenches
IT ALSO HELD UP ALL MILITARY OPERATIONS

SITUATION AS SEEN BY UNBIASED CRITIC IS AGAINST ALLIES
While Allies Claim Larger Armies Germans Put Them On Defensive
GAINS THOUGH SMALL MADE BY GERMANS
Conditions Such that They Cannot Continue Long – “Something Doing” Soon

COMPARATIVE QUIET REIGNS AT FRONT SAYS WAR OFFICE
Allies Claim Small Gains in Vicinity of Arras and St. Mihiel
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October 16, 1914

by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correpsondent

The days headlines from The Daily Capital Journal:

CORRESPONDENT’S EXPERIENCES IN PURSUIT OF NEWS
Polite French Officer Gave Them Quarters Next to Cows Bed Chamber
PROVIDED A GUARD FOR THEIR COMFORT
Then Sent the Whole Party Back to Paris with Escort to Protect Them

TO MAKE DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO CRUSH THE ALLIED ARMIES
Believe Germans Plan to Hurl Reserve Army on the Allied Forces
GERMAN STRENGTH INCREASED 250,000
Allies Claim They Are Meeting With Success in Dislodging Germans

GERMAN FLEET MAY TAKE THE CHANCES OF BIG SEA FIGHT
Success of Submarines May Stir Germans to Risking Big Naval Battle
SUCH A FIGHT WON WOULD DECIDE WAR
British and German Submarines May Have Battle Under the Ocean

GREATEST BATTLE IS BREWING
Germans Will Attempt to Overwhelm and Crush All Resistance
BIGGEST BATTLE OF THE WAR IS PROBABLE
Great Guns Sent to Ostend to Prevent Attack by the Big British Fleet

Locally, the headline read “Kola Neis Arrives From Old Country.” Kola Neis was a prominent hop grower and a principal of the Salem Brewery Association and he related that conditions in Germany had changed little with the outbreak of the war: Continue reading

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Stories from Survivors Program coming to Willamette University

SFS in Hudson 001 (4)During WWII many Americans of Japanese ancestry were forcibly removed from their homes and incarcerated.  Here the stories of some of those survivors of the Minidonka Relocation Camp at Willamette University on November 6, 2014.

Tickets may be purchased here.

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