League Is Only Plan for Universal Peace, Declares Former Artillery Chaplain L. D. S. Members Urged to Support Those Framing Paris Covenant. 4-r S I N C K 1 1 K L Y hope wo shall rise I with our nation and sustain iho.-i-j I who ar.: brin'iii about the league of nation;-?, ' ' Lsaid formrr Artillery ('hajdain iiriham II. Koi)-t-rt a, assistant siipi.-rintL-ntlL-nt t't' tlni Yoiiii M'n 'h f u t ua I I m pro v t?m out usiiociatitjn and one- ot' t lit: first ev-u p r i; h i il e n a t' t Ii: H t-e n t i -s, in an a 1 -dri'Ss to an audience of 7'') persojis ar j the afteniooti session of the joint M. ! L A. and Primary conference yesterday yester-day in the tahernaclc. Nlr. Hoherts ainu-d to outline the iifed for un i vp rsal cooperation wit h those working for a league of nations anil declared that the idea of the covenant cov-enant is t he best uu-ans for lud ni ml' attriiit universal and lasting peace. Jiis cent ral t heme was based on his views of a prophecy by Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Church of Jesus Ch rist of La t ter-day faints, which, lie, said, is literally eom- iiiH 10 uro, ea fu-i. 1,11 1 v in on; uinun.ni- ment of a league of nations, lfe told of the tfreat part the Mormon cjiurch hal played in the world war. Mr. Roberts Rob-erts brought out the fact that the storm clouds of tho war had passed, and madu a plea for cooperation in the erection erec-tion of the monunien t in lienor of the Mormon battalion, whose work he vividly pictured, relating how it marehed miles across the continent in defense of the t'nited States. Keferrintf to the league 0f nations Mr. Roberts said that in the beginning there might be defects, which could be corrected if things did not work out as planned. Plan Is Practiced. "It would be a working plan, however, how-ever, to build un a world central insti-t insti-t ut uui that shall guarantee liberty tu all nations on earth,'' he said. In connection with the thought, he referred re-ferred to prophecies that had come to pass and quoted a Biblical passage stating stat-ing in substance: ' ' Bring forth your strong reason. Let them who would show us things or declare us things come and show us them." "In my heart T hope there will be no more war, for T know the great sacrifice sac-rifice of manpower that it would cost if another war came," Mr. Roberts said. Tie drew attention to the cost of the last war, when 50,000,000 men were brought under arms, lie vividly portrayed por-trayed war's sacrifices of men, stating that S, 000, 000 died, more than 1S,000.-000 1S,000.-000 wero wounded, 7,000,000 missing or prisoners, with total casualties numbering number-ing a ',000,000. "And so I think that, whatever other judgments may come to pass, we have come through a terrible war,'' he said. " Must Learn Submission. Tho speaker referred to "Isaiah 's words: "Judgments and chastisements will bo administered until all realize there can b? no lasting peace until men learn to submit their minds to that of (iod and recognize Him as the ruling power, for He created the cart h and has the right to dominate it and His will done here on earth as it is done in Heaven. '' "The United Slates lost less than 70,0u0 in deaths and our total casualty list numbered onlv 275,000 as against Circat Britain 's 670,'' in, France 's V 300,000 and Russia's 7,000,000.'-' he-said. "Thus were we touched comparatively comparative-ly Ugh11v, due to the fact, believe, that we had received our chastisement at the beginning of tho war, for our eoun-trv eoun-trv suffered at the beginning of the Civil war, when more than a million suffered chastisement. ' ' Tu making a summary, Mr. Roberts referred to the evils of those early days and in comparison spoke of the league of nations of today as the greatest in- B. H. ROBERTS j -, ' "-'.:,' ',:' S f " V ' . "- . ..." ' ) J ' J strument for carrying the great peace to all the world. In his plea for tho erection of the Mormon battalion monument, he told of the trials and travail of the pioneers, and the part they played in winning the herita.ee of the western territory for the nation. "When these pioneers were passing through Iowa," he said, "they heeded the eall of the nation when 50.000 volunteers vol-unteers were wanted for the war that was declared on Mexico, by sending f00 young men known as the Mormon battalion, who enlisted in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and made tho 2000-mile march by way of Fort Leavenworth and then to ISanta Fe." Mr. Roberts quoted the commander who had declared "that history may be searched for an equal march of infantry." in-fantry." Mr. Koberls said that this march ol infantry still remained as an achievement, not having been surpassed even in the last great war. Ho said it was not likely to ever be surpassed or would the world ever see again such a march. He ailso said that these Mormon Mor-mon battalion boys on that hike marked tho first wagon trail to tho Pacific coast. Their influence, he said, enabled the United States to hold that great land occupied by the I'nited States troops. This eventually added a territory two;thirda as large as the thirteen colonics. To Celebrate March. "Some day we inteud properly to celebrate. the achievements of this band," Mr. Koberls said. "The state has already appropriated $100,000 to build the monument, but an additional $100,000 must be raised by contributions contribu-tions to make the contribution available." avail-able." Soon, Mr. Kobrets said he, together to-gether with other members of the Mormon Mor-mon battalion committee, would make an appeal for universal cooperation, and said he hoped all would assist in honoring hon-oring those patriotic heroes and United Stales soldiers for their achievement. Going back lo his main theme, Mr. Roberts said that since tho signing of the armistice efforts had been made to entwine problems in the, peace treaty to bring about confusion iu the purpose of the league of nations. The effort to bring about an everlasting peace, he said! would vet be known as a league of nations. The purpose of this, he emphasized, em-phasized, w-.-ts to have nations agree to abandon war and lo refer to reason the involving questions that may arise, to abolish secret treaties and put m their stead open treaties of peace. "Whatever ni.iv be the attitude of other people. 1. think it is safe to conclude con-clude that the Latter-day Saints will ivc their votes to accomplish this great purpose," he concluded.