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ORIGIN OF TilE SALUTE.
Saiute Is tho Foundation of 31ilItary
Diselipline and Its Orb11i Dates
Back to Knights of 011.
Savannah, (a., Army Recruiting
Station, June 15.-Courtesy among
military ien Is indespensible to dis
cipline. There are certain forms and
cereionies observed amiong well train
cd and disciplined ollicers and ten.
The obse :vance of thiem makes the
eilintvi. well trained nten. while the
failulr. to o:'S1erve them sure indi
Cates the slovenly and inellicieni.
Th(e commandig general. Ame rican
Expeditionary Forces. -ahl ed the fol
lowing mttany miontits ago:
"I Cannot too strongly imipr.ss up
on the War Departmuent the absolite
neceesity of rig id insistancec that all
qel he thoroighly groinded in school
of soldier. Salhutes shoul he ten
deir-d by both ollicers and m en3 IIn most
military m1a1nner with especia empha
sis on ri lposi.on of soldier salut
ing and when at attention. A prompt
military salut. is ofen imisuntderstood
by our people. but it simply emPha
sizc-S an aggressive attittide of mintd
andl body that makes a true soldier.
The *oyalhy. readiness and tt allertness
indicatcd b'y the strictest adherenc to
this principe will iimensely ineltease,
'e pride and fightingi- spirit of our
The :.to is the foundation of mili
'ary disciplin,-. Its origin dates back
"ohe knights of ol. When a knigh
rod- out armed from Itead to foot. he
were on ihis head a helmet wil it a visotr
that came down in front of his face.
Tha, he mt ighit be recog.tI ized by friend
and fov. the knight hadI his coat of
arms emthossed on his shield. When
'wo armed knigits mlet. the junior or
stranger lifted his visor with his right
hand. whetreupon the other did like
wise and from this the military salute
grew. but tl significance remains un
changed-riendJliness. Just as knights
who failed to raise their visors knew
their ut mies so do soldiers who fail
to sa1ute :roclaim they are not a
frieId of those they pass.
Now that so many discharged sol
diers are wcaring uniforms, it is im
possil-e for civilians to distinguish
bctvan the discharged men and thosr
in the service. It is Particularly no
t!ceable that the thoroughly trained,
the real soldiers, those who have real
ly done things for the country, whether
in or out of the service, ar-e very pune
tiHious about saluting when in uni
form. And it will be noted that all of
ficers are just as punctilious in re
turning all salutes. As one oflicer ex
piresses it, ihe acknowledgement by
him of a properly rendered salute al
ways gave him a good feeling toward
The War Department authorizes the
publication of the following:
In response to several requests for
information. reply is being made that
the War Department strongly disap
proves of the use by officers of the
army, of their titles to advance private
ventures: that although a record of
long and honorable service in the
army carries with it a security for
fair dealing, It is not calculated to
anu'ment the possessot's judgement of
the value of reliability of commercial
propositions: that. furthermore. an of
ficer's title -s conferred upon him for
military service and the War ;Depart
mrnt does not consider that he has
any right to use it as a commercial
aget. It is considered that such uses
of his title places him in an attitude
unfavorable to him as a soldier.
,JO>NES WINS OFFICE.
Albeville Toters Settle Iaev for
Abbeville, June 14.-.. .Joncs de
frate.d G. C. Louglas in the second
race for treasurer held in Abbeville
(ounty today. Jones' vote was C35
and Douglass' O.
uene. V. Debs HedIns Senee.
Atlanta, Ga.. June 14.-Eugene V.
I)(bs socialist leader who was recent
-convicted and sentenced to ten
y'ar- imprisonment for violations of
,inage act, arrived at the fed
r:4.: prison here today. Ie %as trans
fcrred here from Moundsville, W. Va.,
where he had been held several weeks
after losing his appeal in the United
States Supreme Court.
BAEElI INSISTS ON
HALF MILLION ARMY
Secretary of War Tells Contrress That
Proposed Force of 300,000 Men Will
be Inadequate. Want Force of 509,
Washington, June 16.-Secretary
laker appearing today before the sen
ate Committee insisted that congress
imtake provision for an army of 509,000
men untili a perinanent military policy
c'an be adlopted. lie (declared li00,(t00,
the force proposed in the annual army
appropriation bill as passed by the
house, was "intadetiuate."
If the army reverts to 2Qo0.000 Men
s it must under the law unless spe
cial provision is made before .July 1,
1920, General March said the airt ser
vice, motor transports corps and oth
er auxiliary servict s must be abol
"It will be a very great misfortune,"
interjected Setnator Chamberlain, "to
scrap the chemical waifare or the avia
tion butaut, As I road be Itwi'n the
lines I think the bill provided fot' the
climination of the lattr department."
"I am very much amaze-d at that
statnttiti." said Secretaiy Baker.
Attention was called to the fact that
the house bill provided $13.000,0o0 for
the air seivice. to which Senator Tho
1as, democrat of Colorado, asserted,
"if it isn't scrapped. it will be inder
t hat appropriation."
General .March said he thought the
stutdy of gases shoitld continue undlr
(1h-i engineer corps and tverything be
fid in readiness to manufactu re them
if the occasion should arise.
England will maintain an army of
about 900.0010 (eni.G ral .\ia rch said.
"'England then has nearly a million
men despite the league of nations,"
said Senator Sutherland, republican,
of West Virginia.
"Do you believe we will have a suf
ficient army to fulfill the obligations
imposed by Svertion 10 of the league
of nations covenant " asked Senator
Frelinghuysen. republican of New Jer
"If all the nations united in force
they could raise an adr'quate army,"
Geieral March replied.
Questioned regarding the mutiny of
a company of Americans at Archangel,
General \larch said so far as he knew
no one had been punished.
Questioned by Senator New, repub
lIcan. Indiana, General Menolier, di
tector of the air service, said lie re
entily had ordered the purchase of
. new planes, including a large
nunimber of single and dotible -seated
'"t'nlss you continue with this or
dtr," Senator New said, "the army
will be without aii'plaitn' eiuipment
othor than Dollaviland planc-s?"
"Y "sa id (enteral MtItnoht r. adding
that tve'n if- the Oi'de' went through, it
wohiltl it iluolossillev to hav lirtisuit
line '.vithin a year.
Prom 1lth sigiing of III' aitist ice."
s.l a"(11r New said. "or sholy'-i' after
wim h, e standting still in thet po
dtion ofl plan's ?''
l '~ms for' !.'' tstabhl islinnent! of n'0
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