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(SEN. SCOTT EXPLAINS THE WHY OF THE ARMY SALUTE
More Tacomans Arrive In France
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uscania Survivor In Logging Camp
r Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Hill
have received word from their son
JViyd who is now in France.
I Floyd was one of the Taeoma
fcovs who was on the Tuseania and
He was taken, among other sur
• vivors to England where he was
\ke'l>t for two weeks. From there
lie was sent to France where he Is
wow stationed with Co. F, 6th bat-
Lialion, 20th engineers.
Foir the ipast few weeks he has
Sheen cutting timber and he writes
jl tihat his feet have not been dry
"' for two weeks. He says, however,
that he is feeling fine and likes
the life. 1 .«|
Russell J. Hill, the older son of
>Ir. and Mrs. 11411. is witlh the
■ M>ruee division of the signal corps
' with his headquarters in Portland. J
Bmimett, the youngest of the
► three boys, Is in South Carolina
- with tflie motor Jlvision of the
Quartermaster corps, at Camp
Emmett has been granted a 30- .
days' furlough and will arrive in
Taeoma about the Bth. He will be
able to visit with his parents for
a'lout two weeks.
In order to see his brother, the
elder boy, llussell J., has applied
for a furlough and will try to be
in Taeoma at the same time his
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I A seven-reel photodrama that loosens the flood-
I gates of passion and revenge.
, I ADDED I IIATUBEB
I PATHE NEWS
I AN O. HENRY BTORV
I "The Buyer From Cactus City"
CHILDREN , 10c
y (Wax Tax Included)
Henry Demers Gets
Safely to France
Mrs. J. D. Demers, 1006 East
Morton street, has received a card
notifying her of the safe arival of
iher son Henry In France.
Demers enlisted in the .'list en
gineers about three months ago.
Before leaving for France he s|temt
a couple month.- in training at
• • •
Job No "Bombproof"
Working in a telephone office Is
' a fairly peaceful Job at home, but,
according to Private 1.. I. Bullard,
[of company C. second field bat
talion of the signal corps, it is
| dangerous work in France. Btil
l.inl. whose home Is in Raymond,
"I worked in the telephone of
| fice for a while, and at times one
scarcely knew he was so near the |
I front, by the quietness and Im- I
penetrable calm which prevailed; *
tho all of a sudden the earth
• ei-nii-il to open up and our artil
lery made old Fritz depart 'tut- ■
suit' to his 'concrete dugout.' Ou i
the evening of our departure they i
seemed to be aware of It— -possi-1
bly It was printed in the Deutsche I
Zeltung—as we had to dodge a lot i
Batrardiy, June29,l9lß. —THE TAOOMA T I ME B— Page Three
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of shells, but my name was on
none of them, and soon we were
on our way, hiking it to the next
village to get a truck f6r the rest
camp. Such a relief. Had one
or two close calls while stationed
there, but one doesn't think about
such things over here.
"We are using uur best efforts
to put our whole energies Into
tills affray and give a good ac
count of every man. The expecta
tion that certain names are en
rolled in that great beyond doesn't
hinder the Sammy from going
over the top, as history soon made
will tell. They are devoted to the
cause to the last man. Hardships
and poor conditions are encount
ered and overcome. So the good
people at home, whose eyes are
anxiously awaiting the final end
ing, need never fear.
"Our boys of tin-, signal corps
are one of the finest battalions
of men over here and company 0
is there witli the ginger and pep.
'I am switchboard operator here
and doing my share with willing
hand and putting my heart aud
soul to it, thinking of loved ones
in that ever-peaceful valley where
flows the beautiful Willapu thru
tiie fertile meadows where 1 was
"Tell mother I'll be there to
im*«»t lier whe.i lt Is all ended."
a a a
Dick Hill Says He's
Been "In Busy Place"
A letter has just been received
by Jack Hrowne, of Taeoma, from
0. I_. (Dick) Hill. Co. B, Ist V. S.
Engineers, American I-_xpeilition
ary Forces. Parts of his letter
"Just received a Times, In which
appeared my letter to you. Guess
ll wasn't some surprised, never
'titleless I'm not sore in the least.
Besides its very good publicity
"I suppose you know how active
iFritzle has been of late, conec
cjuenttly we have been rr<_i busy,
in a busy place, but at present we
a. c resting a bit after a very stren
uous month, but don't feel any the
worse at that.
"Give all the boys my regards
and tell tliem I'll be there when
they call the roll again."
a a a
Among the Camp Lewis mea to
receive promotions from second to
first lieutenants are four young
Taeoma men, Myron I_. Carr,
Nicholas Jaureguy, Harry Fnltoa
Travis and Roe Kmerson Shaub.
Also included tn the list of sim
ilar promotions was Richard Aug
ust Stomal, of Steilacoom.
• • •
in the Army Now
A timid young fellow appeared
before the exemption board the
other day with the right Index
finger badly bent.
The final question was, "How
was it before it became bent?"
The lad forgot himself for a
moment, straightened out the fin
ger and said. "Like this."
• • •
to Receive Times
Subscriptions to The Times for
soldiers have been taken out for
Prlv. A. T. Sandblg, battery E,
17 F. A. New York A. E. F., and
B. M. Flnstad, U. S. S. Stewart,
care Postmaster, New York.
• • •
Keeps Up Record |
The navy .renruiiting station has
been Iteeiping up a good record.
In the last few days, the following
men have enlisted and -been ac
cepted at the local recruiting sta
Steve Bates, sent to Bremerton.
Theodore Olgar Thornsen,
landsman for electrician radio,
Harry W. Jensen, fireman third
Victor Jolin l.uiuls. seaman sec
ond class, Bremerton.
Mozart l_ang, Cliarles Gush,
ship's cooks 4th class, Bremerton.
Jdhn Arthur Watklnson, lands
man machinist mate, aviation,
• • •
Sing a song ot -baseball.
Good old Yankee game;
Rain or shine, war or peace,
Way it just tine same.
Out liehind the trenches,
Swat the little pUI,
Helps to boost the spirit
For swatting Kaiser Bill.
• • •
Two More Marines
The marine recruiting station
has sent two men who enlisted
here to Seattle. They are: John
J. Human and Robert E. Hanson.
m t a
On U. S. S. Westgato
Jahi-i H. Hanson, vnho la on the
U. S. 8. Westgate, now tn the New
York harbor, write* to his niece,
Helen Nlah, sending Ma beat
wishes to all his frlenda.
21 -Year-Old Men
of County District No. 1
The 21-year-old draft regis
trants and the order In which
they will be called for service in
Pierce county board No. I*l dis
trict are as follows:
Arthur E- Hansen, Longbranch.
George li. Schultz, Longbranch.
Harvey G. Crate, Spanaway.
Edward E- Tlsch, Roy.
Walter J. Isenherg, Stellacoom.
Carl E. W. Johnson, Gig Har
Howard Carr, Rural No. 1, Ta
Steve Nowak, Roy.
Jolin E. Ericson, Ruston.
John Kiifanelli, l.akeview.
William Gustufson, Ruston.
Clarence 1. Mickelson, Ger
Joseph Mageli, Parkland.
Dave J. Morgan, Ruston.
E. Koulouris, Stellacoom.
H. 11. Compton, I mi imiit.
Elmer Olson, Lake Bay.
G. C. Gunderson, Parkland.
A. Petasky, Taeoma.
Paul W. Stewin, Spanaway.
Godfrey Roe. Parkland.
Herbert B. Johnston, Gig Har
Arnold M. DeVriew, Camp
John Holland, Roy.
Stanley Hask. Spanaway.
Lynn H. Tidball, Qtg Harlior.
Silas E. Young, Northeast Ta
Bed Rued, Gig Harbor.
Milton E. Lund, Ruston.
Paul Mcllindley, Lake City.
George H. Harlow, Ruston.
Bartom E. Reeves, Spanaway.
Robert Manning, Roy.
John G- Hutchinson, Roy.
James B. Sinclair, Hylebos.
Carl William (iuse, Long
I_eo (iroeper, Roy.
George Elders, Roy.
Harold Evans, Spanaway.
C. C. Carkin, American lake.
Alvin Engvull. Hega.
F. L. Safful, C.ig allrbor.
Leonard R. Ilensell, Northeast
Thomas E. McCann, Steila
J. J. Sweeney, Gig Harbor.
Paul Johnston, Ruston.
Fred Blttner, Spanaway.
John Johnson, Regents Park.
Byron Mangum, Taeoma.
Clyde C. Handle, Roy.
C. A. Price, Parkland.
N. N. Moore, Camp Lewis.
Ralph Porco, Roy.
C. F. t;uiilian. Roy.
Ben Larson, Ruston.
B- A. Swanson, Parkland.
Noble Sutherland, Gig Harbor.
Robert Dick, Spanaway.
Max Dardinas, Taeoma.
V. J. Mlckovich, Ruston.
Arthur M. Larson. Gertrude.
O. N. Hill, Pompona.
L. O. Johnson, Yoman.
Oarl G. Lindqulst, Tacoma.
Enoch Carlson. Taeoma.
Albert J. Walliek, Ruston.
Stanley Austin, Vaughn.
Charles H. Baughn, Vaughn.
Roy Ward, Bee.
Ralph Healy, l.akeview.
\V. C. Rigney, Lakeview.
Andy Lind, McKenna.
W. C. Ely, Dupont.
Vernon Ingham, Roy.
Glen ,1. Welton, Spanaway.
N. F. Johnson, Hillhurst.
L. W. K«ne, Regents Park.
D. E. Rickert, Longbranch.
Teter Brandt, Roy.
• • •
Three Taeoma Men
The following men have been
accepted at the local artmy recruit
Geobel T. Angel, infantry.
O. A. Boyroton. coast artillery.
Lawrence McDonald, signal
conp, east ocast.
I Medicine Co.
We sell root and herb
pi-e|Miii-<l for chronic
infice Hrs.: Wa. m. too p. ni.
Best of Keferencea.
1320 Pacific Avenue
" PUTTING THE ORIN INTO THE FIGHT"
Elmer: What's Hie idee, huyiu' a Herman book?
Herb: What* UT iitea'.' Say, you're goln' to be in an awful
pickle, when we n<|ilnii* Hei-lin. •
CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
ADJIST THEMSELVES I
"Why did you call me this'
morning, extravagant man?" I
answered Barclay Sill over the
"Why do you onll me that?"
"Because you simply pour out
words and compliments without
"Woll this time I'm ■•tag to
be stingy and tell you I called'
you ju*t to tell you how disup-'
pointed I was that you were not
at the Sjnion. I' lust night ami!
to aek if you would join Donna
and me ut luncheon today."
"I am sorry, Mr. Sill, it will
quite impossible. I am living
very quietly and my baby needs
all my attention just now. 1 only
go to the homes of my most inti
mate friends for a little change
once in a while."
"But 1 Uiink you might act M
chaperone for Uonna." I had to
laugh, his tone was so plaintive.
Bo was talking to me as tho I'
were 20, in«te*ad of over 30.
Immediately came the thoughtl
that It wae not very dignified fori
me to be chatting in this way
over the wire with a man I knew'
so litle as I did Barclay Sill and!
I said: "I am very sorry that 1
cannot act as chaperone. Good
bye, Mr. Sill."
"Don't ring off, please," were
the hurried words I heard as I >
hung up the receiver.
1 hurried into the nursery, for]
Richard Waverly ill was clamor-j
ing for his b*th.
The one great pleasure I have|
daily is giving my darling his;
morning bath. All unhappineesj
falls away from me.
When I am away from him
I sometimes think I cannot feel,
but when I clasp his palpitant
"little nakedness" next my breast.
I quiver from head to foot with]
the nearness of him. To me he I
is a never-ending miracle.
All the eurth can hold nothing
IWOOtoT than his gurgle of in-!
fantile content: and all my being!
grows cold when 1 hear his sharp
cry of pain.
No kisses are as sweet asj
those with which I stop his tiny,
groping impotent hands.
Oh Dick, Dick, I could not live
if it were not for my baby—your
child and mine!
Just as I was dressing Richard
Waverly 111, Donna came In.
Donna Tenny has reached that
second bloom which comes to
most women who suffer experi
ence und grow. She is as heeu-
J tiful aa an exquisite full-blown
(rose at the moment of its perfect
She was a picture that morn
: ing in a white lingerie frock, a
white linen sport coat and a large
| white hat. There was no color
about her, except the pink In herl
cheeks and the fire In her beautl-
I ful brown eyes.
"Why, aren't you going?" she
asked In surprise.
"Going where?" I asked calmly
"Out to the Country club to
luncheon," she said.
"Certainly not," 1 answered
"But Barclay Sill said be was
going to invite you."
Donna lookod nonplussed and
then said: "But Margie, you
have to commence going out again
"My dear Donna, I don't think
I have ever stopped. I have
lunched with you and Ellene and
Harry and Mary and Max and
Alice and aPt and Mollte and
Chad: all within the last month."
"Then why did you not want
to go this morning?"
"I don't know Mr. Sill well
enough, Donna, to enjoy a lunch
eon with him, even with such
Kood company a-* you atong."
"You mean, my dear, that you
are afraid that someone would re
mark ahottt it," saiil Donna
"Mragie, I always thought you
said yon were i]tii!e impervious to
the opinions of people, especially
I people whom you do nol know and
whom you do not want to know.'
"1 am stil, my dear Donna.
While I must confess that I
would feel a little conspicuous
out there, you ccc 1 cannot get
over tho fact that Mr. Sill treats
[ me differently than he would if
j 1 were not a widow."
"Why my dear Margie, haven't
I told you this many times?
"You must adjust yourself to
i. " I
(To be continued.)
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A photoplay that en
tirely lives up to its
Following is the first of a -cues of articles being wrlttea
for The Times bj M«j. Hen. Boon, f..im. -,- < hief-of-staff of the V.
H. .inn), now i ..inin.noli rut Camp l»i\., \ J.
hi UMBO articles Hen. Hcott will explain army custom* aad
policies for the newly drafted men at Camp Loaria aad for
tins one deals with the qnestion wliirh han been niucfc •!__*-
CUMsed at camp, as elsrwhere—t he army saline.—hid. tor.
By Major General Hugh L. Scott
(Copyrighted, in in i
Perhaps the most mis-under
stood custom in the army is the
Most people not acquainted
with soldier life, who have young
friends or relatives in this great
new army of ours, and who come
to visit them, do not understand
whj it is neces.-ary for their boys
to salute when they meet an of
The Ametiian military salute
is a Vital part of the American
Dicnitv ""P. ois,i«,llne'
i-ni.ilii y ani , it ■_ as nw: .
essnry for a sol
dier to learn
how to salute
when anil where
to 9*9 the sa
lute, as it is for
him to learn
how lo handb
salute is one of
the signs of the
up - st a nding
dier, and when
he inn look his
officer in the
smartly with a
snap, he will
receii c in re
turn a salute
which is Hie
so 1(1i c r sign
that both offi
cer and man be
-1o n g to the
hood of fight
ing men, and as
ami like each
Thai there is
a in-oil for o
Is very plain to
see, ami If you
the clumsy and
Hon of the sa
••'ec'iian lute that is giv
9mma His en by civiliail
Clean IMIm n)en M thpy
touch their hats to each other
when passing in the street, or give
a nod or a wave of the hand in
RTcolinß, you will ifmMlew have
noticed that this nod or wave of
the bund Is simply the imitation
of tho military salute.
All armies have their fpeiial sa
lute, anil it is,purposely made dif
ficult to do, so that it r,in only
be learned liy constant practice.
When, tinM f..i*% h soldier
has learned tin- ;iluic cor
iwlly, and cmm-ulc* it -iiinrl
ly, siiy military man can toll
fr<im what army he comet*,
whether he Is of the I iijhli
army, or the British, or tho
l-oljrian, or the American.
It is the mark of his coun
The soldier can never be mis
taken for the civilian passing a
friend, or a ser- . . . .
v*nt greeting Friendship
his employer. _(-, /iMnn.
customs of the
army, the salute
conies to us
from the past
It Is a very old
custom ; how
many years old
one cannot say,
but it probably
dates from the
time when our
ancestors In Eu
rope held slaves
and the differ
slave and free
was s h v r p 1 v
could not own
pro per ty, he
could not be a
soldier, and he
could not testi
fy In a court of
law, nor take an
onth. He was
fre i| ue nt 1 y
branded witli a
hot iron, In the
palm cf his
right hand, his
or sign, and any
person s n
bra nd c d wa ■
one of those
who could not
take an oath
So, In time, it
liecame tiie ctis
torn for every ""'"J »»'
man, before «lih.mi
takinx an oath. "HAm
to raise the right hand, and show
Ihe clean palm of the free man,
who, because he was a free man,
and not branded, could be a sol
dier. Se the raising of his arm
But one story rarely explains
so old a custom as the salute, and
there are several others, all of
them full ot meaning
One of the most striking of
theee stories is drawn from tht
days when knights were bold,
when Ufa was more war-like, aad
HI men wore swords and daggers.
The dagger was worn in tha
helt, hanging from Ihe right hip,
und was used as a weapon in close
When a knight or soldier met
Ills friends, he held up his bare
right hand to show there waa no
dagger in it, that he loved and
trusted his friends, and needed no
weapon when he wa.- with them.
So the raising of his bare right
liatid snowed FRIKNDSHIP.
And the,-? is jet ;l third old
*orld custom that eoa_Ol down to
is from Hie |>ast, and which has
meaning in the present.
It la drawn from ihe days when
the knight wore a steel helmet,
which he raised when in the pres
ence of ladle*, or his elders, or su
|ieiioi>. to -how that he needed
— , no protection,
Courtesy an( - that ha
ed in token of
hIM i• i* ird and
So the raising
of his hand to
Ills helmet, to
remove It, slgnl
are three ato- .
ries about tho
which k1 v o
three very good
reas on a for
such a custom.
story tells us
Hint the salute
ty and freedom,
the second tells
of the friend
ship and trust,
and the third of
and respect that
are shown la
ship and eoffirsT
dm lie any boti
est, true life,
ami are moat
to have In tho
army — for it
ever there wera
Rowan a calling that
ot tin ml waß dignified
to Helmet and free, It la
the calling of the soldier.
And if that is true of dignity.
It Is true of friendship, and ot
There Is dignity In the straight,
firm pose of the soldier ao ha
brings his fingers to hie hat brira
in the military salute, in saluting
his superior officer or inferior, 't
This dignity demands and rm.
celves a return of his salute by
every soldier he meets, from tho
last joined lieutenant to the gear
eral in command.
It in the soldier's right aad
privilege to be saluted in return,
and he roba himself of his own
rights and privileges when he fails
Now, there Is a greit deal of
human nature in the aalata
Some men sHlute some of fleers In
a snappier way than they salute
others. That means that they
feel more friendship for the of
ficer whom they salute smartly.
That Is only natural, because tho
salute is the sign of friendship.
It should not lie so, and the good
soldier always tries to salute not
the officer, not the Baa, bnt tha
r;ink he holds, as a sign of friend*
ship between all ranks In tha
army, and as the representative oi
the authority of the president ot
the I'nited States, the command*
er-in-thief of the army, who ro«
ceives his power at the hands of
the American people.
So the soldier in saluting aa
officer. REALLY SALUTES tht
great American nation, of whleh
he Is a part.
Military OOOlloaj is BO dlf
fei-enl from civilian courtmy.
The same rules govern both.
What wonlil you think of
tin. in who would meet a
ili. and would not take off
IVliaf would you llilnk ot
young man who would keep
« seat, when .111 old mom
rxid before him?
Tiie in u*i in- men have al
us adopted of giving tltrtr
.■its In sti-,.,.| «■:■■--. and tratao
to women, old people amß
children, Is nothing more
(ban the kindly foellng amß
>*cs|> < t that men show to
those who are oldnr, or niiah
er. or specially entitled to
Iml the salute is the asBA.
tary fi.rtn of this same row.
tewy and rewpert.
The man who can render tht
military salute.' and remembai
what it really means aa bo teas
It. la the higheat type of man ta
tbe world—the American aaaßJm