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The Week in Congress
Congress Planning Cleanup in Hope of Midsummer Recess Hearings on Revenue Bill to ; Raise 8 Billions To Be Resumed To-day Conf errees Begin Work j Baker to Appear as Witness for $12,000,000,000 Army Measure WASHINGTON. June 9.?With the, war revenue legislation in the making,; Congress this week plans a clean-up of partly finished appropriations and other bills in the hope of yet securing a short midsummer recess in July. Hearings on the revenue bill will be ' resumed to-morrow by the House Ways and Means Committee. So few inter-, ests have signified a desire to submit statements that the committee may be able about June 20 to begin drafting the tentative bill designed to raise about ?8,000,000,000 in taxes as recom? mended by Secretary McAdoo. The Senate Military Committee, with Secretary Baker as its first wit? ness, opens hearings to-morrow on the twelve billion dollar army appropria? tion bill. Several other witnesses will follow, but the committee hopes to re? port the bill next week. Prompt action is expected in the Senate despite some opposition to the House provision giv. ing the President unlimited authority to increase the army. Conferrees Take l"p Bills To-day Senate and House conferrees will he Kin work to-morrow on the $l,filO. 000,000 naval appropriation measure, and deadlocks between conferrees on the agriculture, post?nico and rivers and harbors appropriations bills prom? ise to be settled during the week. The Senate is expected to instruct its con? ferrees to yield and strike out the Core amendment to the agricultural bill Increasing the government guaran? teed minimum wheat price to $2.50 a bushel. Another prohibition fight is threat? ening in the Senate. A meeting of the Senate Agriculture Committee is planned this week to strike from the ?511,000,000 emergency food appropria? tion bill the Randall amendment de? signed to force President Wilson to exercise bis authority to stop manu? facture of beer and wines. Prohibi? tion advocates in the Senate are pre? pared to vigorously urge a substitute iimendment providing for declaration by Congress of complete prohibition during the war. To Consider Rule on Debates Consideration of the Underwood rule, proposing limitation of debate ? luring the war, will be resumed to? morrow by the Senate. Indications are that Senator Borah's amendment providing for discussion of treaties in open instead of executive session will l>e defeated, but that the Underwood rule, amended to permit one hour and a half speeches instead of one hour :?s originally proposed, will be adopted. Conferrees on the oil leasing bill ex? pect to meet early in the week. On Tuesday the Senate Banking Commit? tee will begin bearings on the plan of .Senator Owen, of Oklahoma, chairman, to maintain parity of American cur? rency abroad. Two Billions Due This Week From Federal Taxpayers WASHINGTON, June 9.?The biggest! outpouring of Federal taxe3 in the his-j tory of the nation will occur this week. More than two billion dollar? in in- i come and excess profits taxes from in dividuala and corporations is due next ; Saturday night in addition to the I half billion which already has been ! paid in this year. Total receipt;! from I these sources are expected to be about ! ?.'J.775,000,000. More than 6,000,000 separate pay? ments of income taxes are to be made and in addition hundreds of thousands : of excess profits tax payments. Ap-1 proximately three-fourths of the total j tax will come from corporations, and about one-fourth from individuals. Millions of persons will pay income taxes for the first time. As an indication of the huge task im posed on the internal revenue machin- j cry of the government, with its sixty-1 four collection districts, it is recalled that last year only 780,000 income tax I payments were made under a former] law and $809,000,000 was received on incomes. Many corporations and big business ' interests face the necessity of selling securities or other assets to meet tax payment? this week, according to re? ports to the Treasury, and officials are watching carefully the effect on the money and security markets. A method of instalment payments in advance was arranged under the law, hut comparatively few corporations took advantage of it. Under another plan, however, the Treasury in the lase six months has sold a great amount of certificates of indebt? edness acceptable in payment of taxes, and these virtually amount to advance payments. The certificates are not redeemable until June 25, but the Treasury has urged corporations and banks to turn them in this week to avoid disturbing the distribution of money. West Point "June Week" WEST POINT, N. Y., June 9.?The i "June Week" exercises werg ushered ; in to-day with the baccalaureate ser-j mon to the graduating class delivered i by the Rev. H. Percy Silver, chaplain ? of the academy. The big church on ! Chapel Hill was well filled with the corpa of cadets and their friends. The last Sunday evening parade for the class of 1919, which will graduate a year ahead of time next Wednesday, was largely attended to-night. The standing of the graduating class has been officially announced. Cadet John Paul Dean, of Worcester, Mass., is honor man. Patrick II. Timothy, Ohio, is No. 2, and li. J. Casey. New York, No. 3. Cadet F. V. Kimble, Texas, is "goat," or the last man in the class. He is a brother of Major Kimble, of the Engineer Corps, who was killed in Fiance last month and who graduated No. 2 tn the class ot 1916. Cadet Ken Wang, a Chinese, will graduate high up on the list, his standing being given as No. 12 in the official reckoning. To-morrow morning the annual out? door athletic meet will be held on the ijlain, and in the ufternoon the Army iiasebull team will play its final game of the season with a team from Camp MerriU, New Jersey. West Point Graduates Class of 1 36 Wednesday Week's Programme Will Open To-day With Sermon by Chaplain Silver WEST POINT, N. V., June 0. Exer? cises attendant upon the graduation of the class- of 1919 from the United States Military Academy will begin to? morrow, when Chaplain Silver will i deliver the graduation sermon in the j chapel. The class of i019 will be ,tho i third to bo graduated in fourteen I months. It contains Uifi nun. Two members of the class of 1918, which was graduated last August, have: received the Croix do Guerre and men- ? tion in official dispatches for oxcep- ' tional gallantry. The only social event this week will | he the "hop," which will fake place on Wednesday evening. That morning the class will be graduated. On Mon? day there will be an outdoor meet, and on Tuesday, alumni day, there will he the reception and review by the Secretary of War. Three hundred and fifty Belgian sol? diers arrived this noon from New York to visit the academy. Covenant Opens Its First Factory! For Filling Shells Three Others, Costing Five Millions Each, To Be in Operation Soon (Special Dispatch to The Tribute) WASHINGTON, June 0.?The Ameri? can government's first plant for the filling of shells with explosives has been completed and is now in active operation, Rrigadier General G, C. Will? iams, acting chief of ordnance, an? nounced to-day. The plant was con? structed for the government by a pri? vate company. Its location is withheld for military reasons. A second plant is expected to start operation later this month, with a third beginning in July and the fourth in August. All of them, it is thought, will be in operation within six months from the date on which construction was be? gun. They were authorized by Con? gress in December' to cost $5,000,000 each, and they will range from 2,000 to 6,000 acres in extent. Plans call for a total daily loading in these four plants of 100,000 75-milli? metre shells, 48,000 155-millimetre shells and 16,000 S-inch and larger. Two of the plants will, in addition, be called on for 15,000 4.7 shells daily. Private Plants Busy These shells will be in addition to the heavy production of private plants working on government contracts. Six plants are loading 75-millimetre shells, | two 155-milimetre, four 4.7 and two | 8-inch and larger. Three private fac? tories already are loading 150,000 ? fuses and boosters dally, and a fourth | plant is almost ready for production. ; Four government plants will be added to these as rapidly as they can be built, i Five plants are busy loading shrapnel, j turning out a total of 75,000 daily, di ! vided among 75-millimetre, 155-milli I metre and 4.7 sizes. The ordnance department expects an important part to be taken by women in this work. Of the 16,000 workers who will start on shell loading for the government, 4,000 will be women. Ul? timately it is expected that 60 per cent of the total employed will be women. Women are to be engaged in prac? tically every phase of the work, follow? ing the British and French practice. They have been found available for everything from painting and cleaning to the actual pouring of the explosives for the biggest shells. New Device Increases Output One distinctly pleasing factor to the | War Department has been the success- j ful use of machinery to replace hand labor. One of the best instances is in the case of shrapnel loading. The old way used in Russia and other F.uro pean countries called for the pouring of the explosives by hand. After the laborer poured the explosive into the shell, he sat down and jolted the shrapnel for several minutes on a wooden block. In this manner he was able to toad seven an hour. By the American method a pneu? matic vibrating machine was intro? duced to substitute for the hand-jolt? ing process. This machine enables one man to work on five shrapnel shells simultaneously. Instead of loading only seven an hour, therefore, one man's capacity is increased to fifty. Gov. Edge at Sea Girt SEA GIRT, N. J., June 9.?This place has become again the summer capital of the state, Governor Walter E. Edge arriving today with members of his military staff. The entire adjutant, general's department has been trans? ferred to Sea Girt, and to-morrow a school for officers and non-commis? sioned officers from the state militia will open. The possibility of the state reserva? tion being used by the army as an avia ! tion station is becoming more likely ! in view of the aerial coast patrol I which was started last week. Already \ many of the 'planer, have found this j level stretch an ideal place to alight. 150,000 Flock to Coney Crowd Stays Late Despite the "Lights Out" Order Coney Island had a big crowd yes? terday that stayed late de3pite the "lights-out" ord2r. It was estimated there were more than 150,000 persons at the resort. John Leach, First Deputy Police Commissioner, passed most of Satur? day night and the early hours of yes? terday morning talking the situation over with business men of the island, i His visit was the result ofa call made I on him by a man who said he repre I sentod th? Coney Island Board of ; Trade and had come to Headquarters | to protest again -t Sightless nights at I Coney Island. The Deputy Commis | sioner was informed that his visitor ! did not represent the Hoard of Trade, ? which had decided that it was the part of patriotism to make no complaint. -,-_-, j High Winds Postpone Return Of Boston Air Mail Pilot SAUGUS, Mass., June 0.?Postmas ter William F. Murray of Boston wa> on the aviation field here this after? noon, ready to fly to New York in the airplane that last week brought r large quantity of mail from that citj to Boston. Because of the high wind Lieutenant Torrcy H. Webb, the pilot decided to postpone the return nigh until to-morrow morning. Postmastei Murray said he would make the flight then. CLOCKS/^ TRAVELING. Boudoir,or- desk./" Gold. Silver. ?^ Leather. Cases Reed & Barton Established 1824 Jewelers and Silversmiths Fifth Avenue at 32nd Street 4Maiden Lane Bridegroom, Tried as Deserter, Fears Bride May Soon be Widow Private Czarnecki, Who Couldn't Resist Call of the Girl in Brooklyn and Left Camp to Wed, Anxiously Awaits Verdict of Court Martial With a light farewell to a soldier's , life, Private Franklin W. Czarnecki swung coolly out of his camp at Avia? tion Field No. 2, at Mine?la, on Feb? ruary 23, and went forth to his wed- : ding day. Two months there were of the stolen sweets of a honeymoon "without leave" or other military authority for the prolonged absence from camp, and then one day a stocky little soldier with "M. P." on his arm appeared at the home of the bride and bridegroom, at 1577 East Forty-fifth , Street, Brooklyn, with a message from the commander of the camp. , Last Tuesday in the sunshiny quiet j of the camp courtroom at Mine?la Czarnecki faced a court of majors,cap? tains and lieutenants, on trial for his life for the military crime of desertion from the army. It -#as clearly just another victory of that old offender, Cupid, against his standing enemy, Mars. The ears that were ringing with the soft, insistent, summons from the direction of Brook? lyn and The Girl simply could not hear the bugle blast of military duty. So it was on that February day that Private Czarnecki threw away his gun and, armed with nothing but his audacity, went out to becorhe Mr, Czarnecki, bridegroom and vagabond at large. Colors ?of Romance Painted Out But the adventure that was glorious in February became a crime that wac frightful as Czarnecki sat through the four hours of his trial last Tuesday. A vigorous prosecution by the camp judere advocate painted out all the warm colors of Czarnecki's romance, and left a stark picture labelled Deserter that was not soothing to the eyes of the subject. It was with none of his former jauntiness, therefore, that Czarnecki faced his trial. He had become, in? stead of the careless and impetuous lover of a few months ago, a subdued and graven-faced prisoner, who listened to the indictment of. Judge Advocate Roy 0. Jackson in his summing up with downcast eyes and fingers twitch? ing under the protection of the army hat on his knees. A court martial is no light experi? ence. The judge advocate may be young, as Lieutenant Jackson is, but that does not make him less stern. The prisoner's counsel may be earnest in his plea and eloquent in the plead ing, as Czarnecki's counsel was, but< that hardly changes the fact that under ' the 58th article of war absence with- | out leave, coupled with intention, spells i desertion and death. The president of the court may be fair and reasonable in his rulings, as Major Campion was, but that doesn't alter the fact that he is first of all a soldier to whom military discipline is prime law. Czarnecki knew that he might be shot as the result of the deliberations of that June afternoon. That was enough to make any man look far away at the blue sky of Mine?la, beyond the guardhouse and the barracks. Hadn't Told His Wife Only once did the s?.llow face or the sober blue eyes show any change. When his frightened young wife was culled into court as a witness, Czar? necki's face grew white. When in an? swer to a question as to the reason for his continued absence from camp she said simply; "He said be hated to leave me," be looked up at her for tho first time. Czarnecki had not told his wife that he was "A. W. O. L." (absent without leave). The little war-bride had just thought she was luckier than most girls were in having a husband who : could stay away from camp at such an auspicious time. She testified with shaking hands and brimming eyes that her husband had always said he was go? ing back to camp "soon," and taiked frequently about going overseas. "I never knew until the night the | military police came to take him away ! that my husband was doing anything ? wrong. A girl doesn't know things about the army, you know." Witness after witness was called, i those of each side making exactly con ? tradictory testimony. Soldiers who hart ;, seen him during the honeymoon stated that he had boasted that he was \ through with the army. His wife and i the members of her family all swore j that his intention to return to camp j was definite all the time he was away , from Mine?la. The fate of Franklin W. Czarneck ; was decided that afternoon, but nobodj ; but the court and the judge advocate ' knows what it is. When it is approved ; at Governor's Island and Washington ; the world, including the accused him ? self, may know. Meanwhile in th< ! guard house on Aviation Field No. 5 ; and in a Polish home in Brooklyn tw< I young persons are waiting to know i what answer military justice will mak< 1 to a man whose sweetheart meant mon i to him than his country. Urges New Yorkers To Open Homes To Fighting Men H. F. Lutz Declares 2,000 j Were Forced to Sleep in Parks Saturday Unless New York lives down its < reputation for coldness to the stranger and throws open the door3 of its homes to the thousands of men from the I training camps, naval and army, that . flock here weekly, the boys in blue and I olive drab will be sleeping on park I benches all summer. This was indicated yesterday by j Henry F. Lutz, of the New York War j Camp Community Service, who said , that the organization to which he be j longed was unable to cope with the . great influx of men to see the sights. Within striking distance of N?ew 1 York City there are four great army camps?Mills, Upton, Merritt and Dix ,.and the soldiers from these pour into ; the city on their days of leave to go I sightseeing and spend what little j money ?3 left to them after allotments j are paid and Liberty bond instalments ! are deducted. The first few hundred to arrive are I afforded shelter in some of the com-1 munity service hotels and barracks. Those that follow face the choice of paying $2 or more for a room in a hotel or else of sleeping in the parks, j Two dollars means a lot to the average j soldier. Usually they take to the parks. This is all right on nights when the stars shine and the air is warm. On rainy nights, the men just don't sleep at all. So far no definite solution of j the problem has been reached, although ' there is a movement on foot to request j the Governor to throw open the city's ! armories to the troopers. At least 2,000 men of the army and ! navy slept in the parks last Saturday, : Mr. Lutz said yesterday. "Small wonder, that we couldn't nc ; commodate them," said he. "They are | crazy to como to New York whenever they can get leave. Saturday, the fine ' weather, the eclipse, the usual Broad 1 way attractions, brought them down ! here in droves. "We put 200 extra beds in the Hotel ' Earlington, our house on Twenty ! seventh Street, and sent about S()0 more ; to our branch clubs around town. At i that we had men sleeping on top of : desks and all over the floor. Our ac ! coinmodations are normally from 1,500 ; to 1,600. Now, with the camps all filled ' up, it looks as if we would have to ex ? pect a regular Saturday and Sunday in | flux of 2,500 or more." \ Austrian Government Takes Flour From Its Peasants So great is the shortage of flour ir ' Austria that the government has beci ' empowered to take from the peasant: i the supplies which wer? to cover theii j own requirements, says a Vienna de ! ?patch to the Berlin "Tageblatt," i j copy of which has been received here Artists Protest at War Crosses and Medals of U. S National Sculpture Society Criticises Government's Decorations Paul W. Bartlett, president of th<? National Sculpture Society, has wired [ an official protest to Secretary of War ; Baker against the war crosses and medals with which Uncle Sam is pre , paring to decorate his heroes "over : there." This action came as a result of the scathing criticisms of the new insignia expressed by members of the National Sculpture Society at their meeting in : the Fine Arts Building Friday evening. | It also came, members of the society were explicit in pointing out, in re ; sponse to emphatic criticism voiced by j the boys themselves in France. These criticisms, according to artists in this city who claim to be in touch with the situation, were simultaneous with the arrival of the lon^-awaited i emblems on the other side. Tue result is that the entire first set, consisting of 200 Distinguished Service Crosses ! and Distinguished Service Medals, has been recalled. A new imprint is now ! being struck off and the men already ! decorated will have emblems from this j later issue substituted for those al? ready awarded at the earliest possible moment. Second Issue Opposed However, the National Sculpture So? ciety's protest is as much against the | second batch as the first. "It amounts to a national disgrace," ! declared Augustus Likcman, secretary i of the National Sculpture Society, yes I terday, "that our boys, who risk life and limb and brave the tortures of hell, should receive in return insignia that are positively contemptible, from 'the artistic standpoint, in comparison j with the decorations awarded to the I soldiers of our allies. In France, Italy I and England it is recognized that the j very highest artistic talent is none toe ; good for the devising of decorations 1 thut shall embody the nation's uppre 1 ciation for deeds of conspicuous valor There are plenty of men here able tc design fit emblems, and they are onlj : too eager to give their services gratis if need be, to this work, but the troubli ; is these men have never been consult ; ed in this matter. "Under President Roosevelt a star I was made toward establishing a Na ; tional Commission of Fine Arts in thi 1 country. Under President Taft tha I commission was given an authoritativ standing. The commission was to b consulted on memorials and all matter of national artistic import. Art Commission Ignored "But when the subject of these met I als came up a subject unmistakabl within the commission's province?th ; fine art3 body at Washington was sin : ply ignored altogether, while the W? j Department ?-ushed uhend on its cw responsibility and put out the present atrocities." The new Distinguished Service Cross ! *- for it is the cross that has most con- j Bpicuously excited artistic ire in this city-- has been pictured muny times in the newspapers since the first con-' demned set was struck. Designed by a Philadelphia jewelry ( house, it centred an eagle on a cross i liberally garlanded with oak leaves. The wholp spirit and conception of it, according to sculptors, are meaningless j as well as remote. As one man ex- ! pressed it, "For an Archbishop the thing might bo all very ./ell. For a | soldier it is simply absurd." The sec- I ond set, now under way, has merely ; eliminated r.omc of the oa'c leaves. Course in Patriotism Arranged for Teachers I Work Will Be Extended to ! All Schools of Country A laboratory experiment in patriotism, the purpose of which is to develop a system of teaching Americanism in j public schools throughout the country, was announced yestetday by the Na-; tiorial Security League. With the cooperation of the Law? rence (Mass.) Board of Education and; the Massachusetts State Normal School i at Lowell, the league is about to open in Lawrence a course especially de- i signed to fit public school teachers for' work as instructors in patriotism. The course was devised by Dr. ! Ephraim W. Adams, of Leland Stanford Jr., University, who is a member of the Security League's National Patriotic '. Educational Society. It will be con? ducted, with Lawrence teachers as pupils, by Bernard Sheridan, School Su? perintendent of Lawrence; John J. Ma honey, principal of the Lowell Normal, and Blanche A. Cheney and Alma Mc Crum, of the Normal school faculty. - ? Senate Committee Pleased by Output Of Liberty Motors _ i Engines Nearing Quantity ! Production in Four Plants, Investigators Find i WASHINGTON. June 9?Members of ; ? the Senate military sub-committee in-j : vestigating airplane production re- j I turned to Washington to-day after j i visiting plants in Buffalo, Detroit, In I dianapolis, and Dayton, Ohio. They ! brought word that the plants visited ' I were rapidly reaching a quantity pro- i duction basis. Members of the sub-committee, which ' : is composed of Senators Thomas, of ? , Colorado; Reed, of Missouri; Smith, of Georgia; New, of Indiana, and Freling 1 huysen, of New Jersey, declined to anticipate their report by a detailed account of the trip. They expressed : themselves, however, as pleased with the showing now being made, and pre? dicted that from now on there would ' be a marked improvement in the sit 1 uation. The production of Liberty motors, they said, was increasing steadily and very shortly would reach a point where it would meet American demands. The Senators witnessed a number of j tests of the Liberty motor. While ; there are certain questions yet to bo worked out in order to improve and ? perfect it further, they said, the tests were very satisfactory. Because of the army appropriation 1 bill now pending before the Military ; Committee, plans for resuming the in? quiry are uncertain. Members of the sub-committee said their work had only started, however and that before beginning the hearing of testimony in Washington they expected to make other inspection tours. Plants in New Jersey may be visited later this week. Photos of Eclipse Show New Star! BAKER, Ore., June 9.?A new star in the Constellation Aquilla, reported1 last night by Professor C. T. Oliver, of; the University of Virginia, at Char-. lottesville, was observed here at 1:20: a. m. to-day by Dr. GeorgeN Y. Peters ? and Professor W. M. Conrad, of the ? United States Naval Observatory. It j was discovered while the scientists were developing photographic plates of the eclipse, each seeing it at the same ! moment, between Alataire and Vega. If the new star is what scientists here believe, it is the first of this typ? visible since 1900, when one was seen j in England. The term "new" does no*. | mean the creation of a new star, but merely that the body has become bright enough to be visible. It may ulti? mately fade and disappear in a few months or even weeks. The discovery of a star of this type is regarded as very important, however.. It is the third one of this type reported in three hundred years, and of mysterious char? acter and intense brightness which they believe a little later will make it visible in daylight. In the sky it is placed at 18.45 right ascension, de? clination plus 1 degree. Germans Aid Argentina BUENOS AYRES, June 9.?The "Navegaci?n," a weekly shipping jour? nal, says that Count Donhoff, the new German charg?, has obtained permis? sion from the German Ministry of Ma? rine for the German sailors of the steamship Babia Blanca, recently leased by the Argentine government, to disclose the hiding place of parts of the machinery which were secreted to prevent use of the vessel if requisi? tioned. This will greatly facilitate the work of making the repairs. X Medals of Honor j To Bet Presented By Gen. Pershing _ i i War Department Names ; Expeditionary Chief as One to Confer Awards Service Cross for Allies Formal Ceremonies of Deco ? ration Include Review of Troops When Possible ( S pi rial Dispatch to The Tribune.) WASHINGTON, June 9.- The presen-' tntion of medals of honor and distin? guished service crosse? and medals to American fighters will be made by Gen? eral Pershing himself wherever prac? ticable, the War Department announced to-day. Instructions issued by the com? mander in chief of the overseas forces to guide his officers in awarding the decorations for gallantry and heroism at the front describe the acts for which recognition is given. Both the medal of honor and the dis? tinguished service crosses are awarded for gallantry in action. The medal of honor is awarded only to officers and soldiers in the American army. The award of the distinguished service cross is confined to any one who may distinguish himself or herself by extra? ordinary heroism in connection with ! n ilitary operations against an armed ? enemy of the United States under cir? cumstances which do not justify the ?Ward of the medal of honor, and may I be awarded to any person who, while j serving in any capacity with the drmy, | shall distinguish himself or herself. Allies Are Included The distinguished service medal is' awarded for exceptionally meritorious service and will be confined to any one who distinguishes himself or herself by exceptionally meritorious service to the government in a duty of great re? sponsibility in time of war or in con? nection with operations against an armed enemy of the United States. The War Department holds that the award? ing of the distinguished service cross and medal be made to include officers and enlisted men of the Allied forces. The following tests are to be applied to all cases recommended for the medal of honor: , "Men who have performed in an action deeds of most distinguished per? sonal bravery and self-sacrifice above and beyond all call of duty, so con? spicuous as clearly to distinguish them for gallantry and intrepidity above their comrades; service which involves risk of life or the performance of more than ordinarily hazardous service, and '.he omission of which would not justly subject the person to censure as for shortcomings of failure in the perfor? mance of his duty." Troops To Be Reviewed When it is impracticable for the com? mander in chief to be present at the ceremony of presentation, the army, corps or division commander will be asked by the commander in chief to make the presentation in his name. When practicable the actual presenta? tion of the. medal of honor, the dis? tinguished service cross (?r the distin? guished service medal will be accom? panied by a formal review. If prac? ticable not less than one battalion will j take part in the review. The division commander will receive the review and personally present the a\vards. Army Needs Mechanics Urgent Call for Them Is Sent From Texas Fort The big repair shops of the army I at Fort Sam Houston are in urgeat^ need of skilled mechanics. Word was received yesterday from Major Mark L. Ireland, who is in charge of the shops, that the following were wanted especially: Auto repairer, battery re? pairmen, blacksmith, carpenter, har- ! nessmaker, harnessmakcr helper, mo? tor vehicle inspector, machinist, ma? chinist helper, magneto repairer, ' mechanical engineer, mechanical auto repairer, mechanical wood worker, motorcycle repairer, . painter, sheet metal worker, plumber, tire repairer, automobile trimmer, welder, wheel- j wright, electrician. -._-. Eva Booth Going to France Commander Evangeline Booth, of the Salvation Army of America, will sail for France soon. She wHl inspect the equipment and determine the future needs of the Salvation Army workers at the front. Fourteen volunteer workers from the Middle West are also to sail in the near future. Dr. Charles T. Wheeler, of St. Louis, who gave up his practice as a physician to engage in the unpaid work, is one of them. Another is Dr. P. H. Howard, a St. Louis dentist, and a third is S. P. Van Sant, president of a bai\k in Sterling, 111. ???-# Cleveland's Son Enlists Richard Folsom Cleveland, son of the late Grover Cleveland, twice President, has enlisted in the Marine Corps, ac? cording to Dr. Thomas J. Preston, jr., the young man's stepfather. Mi-. Cleve? land is not yet twenty-one years old, and, at the request of his mother, fin? ished his junior year in Princeton Uni? versity before enlisting. McGibbon & Co. WARM WEATHER SUGGESTIONS WINDOW AWNINGS of beat wearing materials. 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Army and Navy Officers Uniforms $30 to individual measure jSZ0*" ?"""Civilian., Army And Navy Tailor Broadway at 39& St SOYwars OnThJ*Com*r Patriots in Autos Rout Gloom of Soldiers at Upton A. A. A. Free Transporta? tion Service Proves Boon to Fighters* Relatives The American Automobile Associa? tion's free transportation service to ("amp Upton demonstrated conclusively yesterday that, all obstacles notwith? standing, it is the unfailing link,con? necting scores of new National Army men and their homes. The early morning sunshine seemed to Morris Brownstion, of the Depot Brigade, as pure mockery, "rubbing it in," as the army puts it. To fully seventy-five others the promise of a perfect day had the same dreary sig? nificance. Private Brownstien had conJdently expected a visit from his sifter and her tiny daughter, to whom he had been literally a daddy. But tbc night before a stunning telegram?Private Brownstien is very new to the army ' and has thoughts that persist in wan? dering homeward and to his loved ones ?had been received by him. The big busses, of the American Automobile Association in which Baby Pearl and bis sister were to come, would be un? able to make, the trip. The chauffeurs had been pressed into service to run trolley cars because of some strike, some place. The news came to his seventy-five comrades also. And they,, like Brown? stien, decided to "put a bid in'' for a i pass, if only for a few hours. But again they met a disheartening barrier, j The railroad special privilege fare, they were told by other gloomy sol? diers, had been withdrawn and ?4.22 stood between them and home, even if they did secure the coveted passes. It was a night of mourning. But in New York James A. Hem-1 street, manager of the A. A. A. tour? ing bureau, and Miss Nettie Miller were ruthlessly disturbing the sleep i of numerous car owners by persistent I ?telephoning. As early as 5 o'clock they j Bagan their soliciting for cars, and more cars. Some had been obtained at the eleventh and twelfth hours on Sat? urday night and the deficit was made up. Persons who had previously trans? ported relatives of soldiers were peti? tioned first, because they had seen what it meant to the visitors and the visited. William S. Gahagan, of 41 Ridge wood Avenue, had expected to take his family for a run to Philadelphia in his seven - passenger machine. Four i weeks ago he had taken five people ! to the camp. He heard Mr. Hemstreet's appeal and without a moment's hesita? tion offered his car and the services of his daughter Ethel as chauffeur. It was Miss Gahagan who carried the sister and foster child of Private Brownstein into camp just before noon. Veteran Unable to Fight Is Going Back to France John F. Moran, of 209 Dyckman Street, who fought for three years and three months in a Canadian battalion i and was relieved of active duty on ac? count of wounds, is going back. He quit his job with the British and Canadian recruiting mission, announc? ing that 220 West Forty-second Street was altogether too far from France and i he had received a commission as field ! secretary in the Knights of Columbus i overseas forces. , Minors in Service To Start Move for Full Citizenship Boys at Camp Dix Want Honor Before Going Abroad CAMP DIX, N. J., June 9. American boys under twenty-one years of age who have volunteeered for service in special military units training at Camp 1 Dix hope for the satisfaction of going to Europe as full fledged citizens of their country. The recent Congres? sional ruling permitted aliens serving j with the Stars and Stripes to win im , mediate citizenship, without regard to I the time they have been residents of J America, has apparently been largely ' responsible for starting the agitation i for the conferring of full citizenship ! upon American-born soldiers who are ! minors. ! There are, of course, no minors in j the National Army, but there have been many and will be many more ;n spe I cial organizations made up of volun I teers who will train here. There are i also thousands in other camps. Instead of making an appeal to Con? gress, which would involve much red tape, as their petitions would have to go through the regular military chan? nels, minors here are asking relatives and friends in civilian life to bring this issue to the attention of their Rep? resentatives and United States Sen? ators. In this way they hope to get action on the subject before Congress adjourns. A score of nationalities are repre? sented among the 1,000 aliens who have been granted their final papers as American citizens here during the last fortnight. The pride with which these soldiers regard their new honor was shown to-day when, in a score of in? stances newly naturalized men held family parties in the barracks in cele? bration of their new won citizenship. Police Arrest 101 as Registration Slackers All-Day Hunt Lands Netful of Foreign-Born Shirkers Policemen of the Elizabeth, Clinton, MerQer and Fifth streets stations put in a busy Sunday hunting men who had failed to register for military ser? vice. They covered the territory be? tween City Hall Park and Fourteenth Street and caught 101 men. They will be arraigned to-ray before a United States Commissioner. Most of the prisoners were foreign born. The raid began before dawn and lasted far into the evening. Seventy two men were taken to the Fifth Street station, overcrowding it to such ?a extent that several had to be sent elsewhere. The government pays a reward of $60 for every draft shirker captured. When the police are the captors half of the reward goes to the pension fund of *the departmont. The prisoners themselves earn the money to pay the rewards by enforced labor. Uruguay Minister Coming MONTEVIDEO, June ?.?The Uru ! guayan Foreign Minister, Dr. Baltasar j Brun, will start for the United States I on board a warship lato this month. ? - ???BgTggggggg I ? a ? S. Altmatt & C?o. SPECIAL OFFERING to=day (Monday) ? Women's SMinnimer Silk Gowos at $35.00 Imported and Special Costumes Dep't (Third Floor) Utaltamt Awmtp-Jfft?h.Atfrtti? 34th an* 35tb &t?rte J&m *a?