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President Orders Army Inquiry of Airplane Scandal
"Whenever the Germans jmlv.hu iml, the
FVem-li MiinultanooiiHly rliWKnl with |. t< -!«(l
bayonclN," rabkn Niiniiu. of the rwjiiit
I iMii.l.rv fighting. BL'V A L.IBKKTV
lc A COPY IN TACOMA; 2c OUTSIDE. VOL. XV. NO. 110.
End Bond Drive With a Bang; Then For Red Cross Fund in 2 Days
(I'Blt-U I'm. lr».il « Irf.)
WASHINGTON, l>. C, May
4. I'rvsnltin Wilfton iIMM de
i icli-il In li-.ir tllC U<l off smol
dering Mivjiii i.m of j^i ;«f I in
Am riii as .tin r.ifl work.
He has ilPiiTiiiiiii'ii upon a mili
tary investigation of the charges
Intimating that leading military
men and civilians have profiled la
expending the $040,000,000 ,i;j
propriated for tlie work.
The president has instructed
Secretary Raker to open up ths in
vestigation with iin' end in view
Com liii.ii I Killing any Ann r-
Ic&ii i»ffi< ■< i found Koilly of
criminal work in tin nia
rcraft production program.
(.land jury prosecution of
any civilian found tuili.v of
■ i iiiiin.il rin^ii pin al of lii.s
Inquiry to <lc<ermine tlio
fiiilh of "irit'-|Mtiisil>li' !■<■
porttt" K^iiKlinu, the ainnifi
program with tin- object in
view of iii'iin^ out |iio|n-r
punishment for lluw-e guilty
of disseminating mi) .suck re
The president's purposes are two
fold, lie wants to see that .i..\
betrayal of government trust is
punished, and that in the future
the American army and patriot! ■
civilians who conic into govern
ment service may be protected
against irresponsible reports.
The president has determined
upon a Military investigation he
cause he beJieves It would be most
r.ipiil and thoro.
All i.ll-1' developed will be gh
en iirompt publicity.
Tlio president's decision to pro ie
the aircraft work was readied as a
climax to published charges of
Uutzoni florglum, which since have
iieen aired on the floor of con
In this connection it develoiiel
today that lim him had never
been asked by the president to
make an investigation into the air
craft production program.
On the contrary, it was staled
on high authority today Borglum
wrote the president a number of
letters telling of what he suspect
ed about the aircraft work, bring
ing certa'n charges and asking an
The president is understood to
have told him the aircraft boa'd
was opi'ti to personal Investigation
to anyone. If Borglum believed
things were not as they should be,
he might come down and look into
it for himself.
Borglum did, and intimated he
wan the personal representative ol
:hn president. I^ater he pubJish
ed his report —a sensational docu
ment, bringing severe charged
against those who have been en
gaged in the a-ircnift production
High officials today declar
ed BorKlum's report him "ut
ter recklewinesH," filled with
unfounded charges, many of
which were ba#ied "merely on
"Warms My Heart as Well
As My Body," Says Sammy
of His Red Cross Sweater
By Idah McGlone Gibson
Author of "Confessions of a Wife," Who Has Just Returned from v
Trip to Kurope, Where She Went to Study the Work of
the American Red Cross for The Times.
When 1 started on my trip 1 had
the vague Idea that the Hed
Croat! was pri
marily a nursing
organiz a t i on;
that its first and
was to make the'
That this Idea
has much cred-l
ence, 1 found |
when some infer
nal, pro-Hun pac
ifist slipped in a
ment the mtima
tion that thru wastefulness andj
graft, it was costing the Red
Cross $. r>oo to care for each
In other words, German prop
aganda was busy shelling with
lies the greatest constructive or
ganization the world has over
known, just as German soldiers
were shelling hospitals and ki'l
ing women and little children on
the other side.
Do They 1.i1.c Sox?
"Tell us when you come hack
how the boys likt> our sweaters,
or sox, and our hospital gar
ments," said a number of loyal
Hod Cross women to me.
"Plea.se see if our boys really
Ket the things we send thru the
Red Cross," was another de
As I stepped on the lioat sail
ing for the other side, I got into
a crowd of American boys—over
a hundred —who were si'ilors and
mem hers of the naval flying
Not one of these boys was over
24, and most of them were un
They were full of the very old
Nick, and kept everyone on board
good-natured even if as seasick
Two trainmen were killed
when O. & W. passenger No. 563,
bound to Tacoma and Portland,
was ditched at Thomas station,
two miles west of Kent, early to
The dead are Engineer Elliott,
Seattle, and Fireman Carnes.
Both men were crushed under
the engine. Two baggage cars, a
carload of fish and an engine
No passengers were hurt.
The train runs from Seattle to
Portland, and is due at the lattei
city at 6:40 a. m. The passenger
cars were backed to Argo and de
toured over the Northern Pacific
to Tacoma, and thence to Portland.
The train was expected to arrive
at Portland at 1 p. m.
The cause of the wreck is un
known. The track at that point
The Tacoma Times
as I was.
Kvery hoy in that crowd was
I equipped with a gray ■WMt*T<
scarf, helmet and wristle'r, and
; mighty proud they were to wear
There is something about a
! liand-knit garment that sets it
'dpiirt from the machine product.
Later, when I arrived at our
American training tamps in
,| France and saw our boys, some|
■of '.hem Just back from the'
.trenches, with the sweaters show-]
ins under their tunh'j, 1 wished I
I Continued on J'age Ei^ht.)
(irwtlnxN, have you plant
ed some s;m.ii bceta, so ik to
boil them (k)\vn next summer
for syrup for running?
I'ln ii hadn't you better do
An Item In the a. m. paper In
forms up for the stpnr.th time thai
Sent Wesley L, Jones is planning
to make an airplane trip.
Why does he advertise it? He
always goes up in the air when
a war measure is before tiie sen
ate. His name ought to he Saj
sago Balloon Jones.
There are a few men who
have hung on to their money
so many mm that they think
it beyond the draft age.
To give the old lx>,v his due,
not nil |i:i« ilisis arc as black
as they're tar-painted.
Two Tacoma girls touring Call
fornia write that they missed the
thrill of the earthquake. The)
were riding in a Ford.
"We have before us, tlio
not an easy, a strong future."
—Tim Knis.i. »
Very like a German cheese.
BOY, TELL MRS. ADAM HER
BATH IS READY
Dear Talko: Please page Mrs.
Adam for her bath. A local tinner
advertises, "Eve troughs."
L. L., Centralla.
HKNCE, THK ALlftlfT MI81W
(From the Hamburg, Ark.,
Tom Hollls, who lives on the
Pugh farm west of Hamburg, shot
and Instantly killed a negro,
known as Allen Jones. A coron
er's inquest was held and Mr.
Hoilis warn exonerated. It was al
leged that the negro owed HollU
some money and refused to pay,
hence the trouble.
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA.
liix lusiiif of the fart
that Hie state capitol lom
iniMsion, while announcing
that it hax ui\«n up its
plans lor constructing new
<Hi>i««il Imililiii^s mid finish
ing' the interior of the Tnn
pie of Jim ■<-<-, is K"lng' on
with the expensive work of
furiiiß the Temple of Justice
with slum-. iiriHis^l a strong
piiinsi from niiuiy |Kirl.s of
i In* stntc today.
Leading the protest was State
Senator Ralph 1). Nichols of Se
! 1111lt>, who took part in the fight
kgftlßCt ""' '^t'li'il building ap
]>r(i|iriaiion at the last two ses
sions of tho legislature.
In a letter to Oov. Lister made
pulilir today, Nichols pointed to
the fact that this is war time,
when the necessity for war sav
ing service is being brought home
to the people of tho state.
Nichols scored the governor and
the com mission for setting a
bad exa'nple by making expendi
tures unnecessary to win the war.
"I hope that you will cause
the commission not to make the
dollars that aro derived from the
land grant which was donated to
this state by the IT.l T. S. govern
ment for capitol building pur
poses into traitor dollars," said
While making no attack
on the uiiM'Mim. Senator
Kitlph Me! en If of Tuconm,
one of the leading state leff
ishttor*, AarfaWM emphatic
ally Hut in il iv that the work
on the Temple of Justice
building should lie stopped.
"They arguo that the building
must be faced witli stone in or
der to preserve it, yet it has stood
as it is for several years now
without any harm, and it can con
tinue to stand so until the war is
over," said he.
Replying to tho argument of
Oov. Lister that the money ap
propriated for the work could not
be used for any other purpose and
would only lie idle in the bank,
Metcalf declared: "Money in the
hank is not idle money. It can be
used for war work, to buy Lib
erty bonds or Thrift stamps or to
promote war industries.
"In addition every worker
used in the work on the Temple
of Justice building now means so
many less men available for war
NOT TO BE KILLED
WASHINGTON', D. C, May 4.
—The four American soldiers
abroad Bentenrod to death for
sleeping at post and disobedience
of orders, will not din for their
offense. President Wilson ruled
SUSPECT SPIES OF
PINDLAY, 0., May 4.—The
Giant Tire Rubber Co.'s plant
wu completely destroyed by fire
early today. Suspicion of Oer-1
man spies is prevalent. The loss
is estimated at $140,000.
ON TO BERLIN! That must be the goal
ai which Taeoina aims today.
♦virst, buy mother Liberty Bond]
Second. Join the Honor Roll in tho Red
fYoss diivc that is coming May 20. and com
plete Tacoina's $100,000 lied (Voss quota in
the First two days!
\\ hen the Liberty Loan campaign moves
out of Victory Hall at midnight tonight, the
Red CitMi will move in. Keep driving ahead!
On to Berlin!
On this, the last day of the Liberty Loan
campaign, Tacoma apparently leads every
city in the United States, with an ovei sub
scription of 39 per cent, and the major part
of this was raised in Honor Week.
TACO.MA\S total stands at 03^829,000,
more than a million above the city's
quota. Yesterday'i subscriptions
alone were $187,000.
There arc nearly 20,000 individuals rep
But Tacoma, with this fine record, must
not stop there. Today is our last chance to
lend OUT dollars to send Uncle Sam's fight
ing men on to Berlin. This day is not over.
Let's keep the subscriptions rolling in. There
is still time to subscribe. There is still time
to increase your subscription.
Let's pile up Taooma'i total still higher.
Victory Hall will be open tonight, with
clerks on hand to take your subscription.
THEN i'or the Ked Cross. Every person
who makes his Red Cross subscription
by midnight May 20, the day the cam
paign officially opens, will go on Tacoina's
■honor list. The entire quota in the firs) two
days is the goal.
Kidnaped Three Children
as Mother Lay Near Death
Mrs. Zilpha Williams and
Harry W. Rose ai-e (.»lui in
the county Jail charged with
kidnaping from Hose's wife
of three children and with
The children, Fransel, age 13;
Lois, 11, and John Howard, 10,
it is charged, were stolen from
their mother two years ago In
Boise, Idaho. She then lay in
her bed seriously 111. Mrs. Wil
liams, the divorced wife of a
Boise saloonkeeper, who was also
the stenographer of Rone, had
been acting as housekeeper dur
ing the illness of Mrs. Rose.
They were taken to Denver for
a few months and then moved to
Washington, where they have
been living at Longbranch for a
year with Mrs. Williams and their
father, Harry Rose, who has been
going under the name of Williams'
and posing as her husband.
Klerted to fthool Board.
Last fall the Tacoma schools
were scoured by the juvenile of
ficer* upon information received
from the prosecuting attorney of
Butte, who had information that
they were living in this vicinity.
No trace of the children could be
found, however, and the case was
dropped for the time, much to the
distress of the children's mother,
Mrs. Hope, who has suffered a
nervous breakdown and be*n
seriously ill because of longing
for her children.
A clue was furnished and the
rase reopened a short time ago
when Mrs. Williams was elected
school director at Longhranch.
Her name whs sent into the of
fice of Superintendent Cox as
Zilpha Williams, and as the name
is somewhat uncommon and was
| the same one as wus given in the
I information from noise, county
officials began an investigation.
The pair were arrested Fri
day evening and the children were
placed In the county detention
home, where they are awaiting
the coming of their mother who
is rushing to the coast.
Had l.i\.<l in Tarmna.
At the time the three children
were kidnaped, another girl, two
years older than Franzel, ww
also taken, but she ran away
Ifrom the Williams home and suc
ceeded In reaching her mother at
Harry Rose is very well
known in Tacoma, having lived
here prior to his residence at
Longhranch under the name of
Williams. He was at one time
employed as an advertising so
licitor on the staff of the News
Mrs. Williams was formerly a
Tacoma woman, also, and her
mother, a Mrs. O'Keefe, is at
present in # the city.
TACOMA, WASHINGTON, S^TTTRDAY, MAY 4, 1918.
Place Zone of
(Cmlted Fre»s !..-«•-■•.' Wire.) ' )
LONDON, May 4.—Archibald Hurd, naval cor
respondent of the London Telegraph, telegraphs that
a naval official says the official announcement of a
prohibited area in the North sea means the German,
submarines have been partially, if not completely, en^
closed by the greatest mine field ever laid.
The danger zone embraces 121,782 square miles.
AWAY AT HAIG!
(I'nllnl frrmn i m.r.i Wire.)
LONItOX, -May I.—The
(ifi'iiiuns opened mi intense
boinl):irilnieiil on |HacticHll>
the iiiiii-i noitlii-rti half of
the blunders hattlefronf ejirly
this morning, I'ield M.u-.1i.il
II "H ie|Mirtcd today.
The area of the cannonading in
dicates that should infaniry at
tacks follow, they will be a frontal
sweep west ward against llaze
brouck, and a flanking tit nit
northward to encircle Ypres from
I lie west.
The sector under bombardment
before Hawbrouel is a seven mi.c
front, from the Ntepps foi<s'
i.oithward to Meteren.
lla/.clii (illl |. is slightly more
than four miles west of the Mas
where it passes west of Vieun-
l..:lli! UM I \v
The latter town is about mid
way between the forest and Me
teren. Most of the terrain be
tween the present line and llaze
brouck is extremely low, espe
cially along the Plate-Beejue river.
The only heights of any im
portance are Kate hill and Mon'e
de Merris, both just south of
The other bombardment area
extends from l.ocre eastward to
a point south of Ypres, a front of
about six miles.
Here the Germans*, in previous
assaults, have Hwept northward
beyond the nest of hills with the
exception of Scherpenberg, which
lies Just north of Locre.
This point, strongly defended by
the French, has barred enemy
progress in this direction several
times. The Uritish hold the
Hat's Bear Is
offering a prize
of two onion
-■•••■il-' for tlio
best answer to
is the most pop
ular sport —-
liasphall, golf or
must be endow-
pd In a r.n-rent package of radish
••eds. Tonight and Sunday fair
■trrag stratagta point of Voorme
/.••lie .mil I)i< kelmsh. Ypres is
more than two miles north of tb*
farthest Qtrni advanct* lirre.
I'irks I'.itsli-si Course
Hetwrcn the two bombarded
MMtOn is ;i stretch of four mile*
hack of which are the s'rongly de
fended heights of Monts Itouge.
\oir and Ihfats.
iliiuli ni.'ii .■ has thus selected
the comparatively easier offen
sive areas -in rase his infantry
follows up the artillery prepara
tion. In several instances of
late, however, the Germans hays
bombarded two or more areas
merely to screen an at ark on only
one of them.
This may well be the tactics ))•
is pursuing today.
(United l'rea» LtMStf Wire.*
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 4.
---Having crossed the tape at the
three-bililon mark, America's
third great Liberty loan was
sweeping on toward $4,000,000,
--•100 early today.
At the close of business last
night, incomplete returns showed
that the loan was over subscribed
at that hour by $6,000,000 and
vast sum.-: more are expected to
be reported today.
There was strong hope that tha
final figures will show $ 000,-
-000,000 —an over-Btibgcriptio*
of 60 per cent.
Between 15,000,000 and 18/*
000,000 people have made indW
LUCKY SHOT HITS
LONG RANGE GUK
iVmtir* rrm UuH Wlr».|
PARIS, May 4.—Paris newspa
pers have received information
from the front that a lucky obot
bit one of the German lone raojcsj