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T ' ' & a a.019 5 .tt ''i .v- 'i i st "' V V fi l A I W iv- -t 9,7 hP, ' Congressman Campboll Will In troduce Measure Favoring' , Joining of Sea Forcoa BERTHOLF OPPOSES SCHEME COAST GUARD H1EBQ Proposed legislation Hint would mcrpe tho "Little Navy," wndo up ot tho Coast Guard Service, with tbo rcgulnr navy, lma fctlrrcdupalivclycontrovcrsy between officers o the two services over tho advisability o tho rliause. Whllo supporters o tho bill nrp raid to number 03 per cent oC the oflircri and men In the coast guard, its antago nists assert that only CO per cent of the coastguard favor It: that the mnjorltyot tho officeis of the iiaj; mid Secretary i Glass, ot the Treasury Department, un- der which tlio coast guard circuited in peace time, also are opposed to it. Tho bill making the change pcima nently to tho navy is to be intuiduccd In Congress sonn by ItcprcrntnlUc Guy E. Campbell, ot Pennsylvania. Opposed to Measure Among tho coast guaid officeis nctivcly opposed to the measure are Commodore Commandant E. P. llcit holf, and Captain C A. McAllister, engineering chief. Supporters ot the , suggested change contend that it would result in greater efficiency in coast guard work and bring nbout consider able economies of operation. "I most certainly am opposed to tho transfer of the coast guard permanently to the nay," said Commandant llcrt bolf In Washington, today. "So is the President, so Is tho hecretary of the ' treasury, so arc tho majority of tho nay officers and so arc at least a half of the coast-guard men. I positicly am op posed to it. "There's no secret about my atti- x tude. What I think nbout it will be found in my remarks bcfoio tho House committee which considcicd the bill at tho last session." ' But bince then the bill has been re drafted with certain objectionable fea tures of tho first dinft eliminated. When Commandant Ilertholf was 10 minded that many coast guaid oflaers antf men faor the bill, he said: "Well, why shouldn't they. It,n lot of them don't thev arc insane. That bill provides for giving almost all the coast guard men an advance in rank with nn increase in pay when the coast guard sen ice is merged into the navy. "It would perhaps give me advanced rank and increased pay, too. Hut I'm opposed to it on the ground of effi ciency. I firmly believe the coast guard will perform moic efficient seiv Sco working independently of the nnj as a unit by itself under the Tieasuiy Department, and I favor its being turned back to the Treasury Depart ' raent when tho war emergency is over." Harrison Ghcs Views Captain P. G. Harrison, U. S. C. G., who has just returned to the Capo May base from Washington, where ho conferred with members of Congress in ' tho interest of tho bill, sums up tho results of its passage as follows: "It will not be detrimental to the Treasury Department or any of its sub divisions, but will iinpiove the efficiency of the performance of the coast guard duties, becauso of better and moro abundant equipment. "It will relieve the Treasury Depart ment of tho administration of a military service, which performs for it only slight sen ice, and that more by rea son of tradition than of necessity. ' "It will not be detrimental to tho Department of Commerce, for the en forcement of the nnwgation laws and motoiboat laws will be accomplished by the navy. "It will benefit the navy by giving It the services of n number ot trained, experienced officeis. "It will improve the efficiency of tho navy by opening to joun'g naval of ficers a, field of training which will give them a broader experience iu seaman ship in coastal navigation. "It will nchievo economy by abolish ing certain functions of tho coast guard "which arc duplications of similar func tions in tbo navy. It is estimated a saving of approximately one-half mil- ' lion dollais per year will bo accom plished. PUPILS TO VISIT MILLS 'Textile Students Will Make Tour of New England Factories Tho sixth annual tour of the grad uating classes of tho Philadelphia Tcx tllo School, canceled last year .owing to tho war, will leave this city June 8, 'Under the direction of R. S. Cox. The party will spend tho week visiting the mills of New England. , The board of governors of tho Alumni Association has lcceived acceptances from Congressman Joseph W. Ford ney, of Michigan, nnd Lieutenant de Warzbickl to speak at the banquet of tho association to bo held at the Manu facturers' Club, on the evening of .Tune C. Mr. Fordney is the chairman of the House of Representatives' committee on " ways and means, nnd will talk on tho relation of the tariff to tho manufac turer. Through tho courtesy of tho high commissioner of Trance, Lieutenant de Wnrzbicki will talk on "Tho Recon struction Period." Ho was a member "of tho brigade known as "Tho Terrible Ones," of tbn "Blue Devils." A part of tho lieutenant's address will bo de voted to showing tho harmonious rela tions which existed between tho officers nnd men of the American, British and French armies. WAR CHEST Final Payment Due June 1, 1919 Keep Your Promise Fully and Promptly DdUGHE)OY'$DiARfELLS OF ROUTING AFFABLE "COOTIE" Sergeant Zeisberg Divides His sites and Rumors This Is tho third of n series of nrtl-1 clcs covering the diary of Sergeant Carl Zeisberg, of tho Seventy-ninth Divi sion. Thursday, May 35 (continued) There was supper, n rapld-firo jour ney in tho mes lino for beef, potatoes. prunes and coffee, our little trolnload adding Its mito to the tremendous fig ures ot men fed which the camp has ac cumulated; for Instance, nbout 450,000 homewiird-boiind Yanks wcro given threo meals each here during tho month of Apill. Tho next step toward homo led quo through lollcnll andphjslcal in spection, a llghtnlng-liko operation in which medical officers, seated at vantage points in tho big inspection building, poked glowing electric-light bulbs close to the white bodies of tho men, Btripprtl to tho waist, ns they wero hustled through tho aisles like sheep, bleating "Ali.li!" when told to do so. . About foitv seconds completed the rnce, for raco it was, every ono In volved seeming cngcr to get the boys home. Contagious and communicable diseases wero rought In this linMy stir rer. Most unfortunate was he tho lnpplly infrequent he who has ac (luiiedunto himself a souvenir of France of this species ; it meant a delayed home going. Next, delousing. Thls necessitated a slioit liiKo to lamp io. -. "." nns tho big plant that dealt ilenin laily to thousands, perhnps millions, of "cooties." Who knows now many? Delnusing a Heal Kxperienco nniniiini- itrnrviq to hold a high place among tho peaks in the rango of human experience. Tim 'MiHmq" with duk rapidly overtaking them, were lined up on the parade ground in front oE tuc ueiousing plant, from the spneious depths of which u noithwcstcrly breeze bore a sweetly sickening odor. "Its boiled or roasted cooues, opined a wit. . "No, sir, that Is the smell of steamed wool," corrected an ex-wool salesman. Kvcn Delouso Their Money Cursing hnppily, the ranks ot pos sible "cootie" hnrboreis unslung packs and, following instructions, rolled the extra O. D. shirt, extra suit of underwear, three extra pairs of socks, towel, tlucc blankets nnd overcoat in n bundle to bo deloused. AH else web equipment, money, valuables, toi let articles, souvenirs, mntches, cigar ettes and the impedimenta of pockets was wrapped in tho shelter half nnd left on the ground. Continuous streams of men poured through tho plant. Each soldier, in turn they pissed thrtigh in hasty droves under went the following schedule: lie wns directed to a numbered seat in a section nlphabetitally marked, where he undressed, surrendering his three blankets and the underwear and socks ho wore. On the narrow- "Transports THE &wi 5. s S ?v . ;.yi i . - s im 'aI'WJ MWM Attention Between Tiny Para That Are Varied gauge track In front of his seat was rolled n car bearing a woden frame work fitted with nlno nails for bis clothing, the nail-space duplicating tho number ot his Feat. All his clothing, except his shoes, was suspended on these nails; even bis identification lags wcro hung there, because the neck tapo might well he an nparlmcnt-housc for. "cooties." Soldiers Wear Look of Modesty Then, whllo attendants pushed the laden trucks out Into tho "hothouse" for a steaming and roasting, tho sol dier, wearing n look of modesty and perhaps n ring, and carrying his shoes, pattered away ncioss tho concrete floor to tho bathroom. Hero shoes wero de posited overhead. At a given signal, water poured from tho showers. A bit of soap, three splashes and a hasty wipe, and the bath was complete. A towel was thrown at him. Still hustled nnu madly wiping with his towel and sometimes absent-mindedly rubbing himself with his shoes, the bather passed threo counters to be handed clean socks ami underwear. What size? O, army size. Next ensued a period temporarily freo from hurrying, in winch the Ueanscd soldier polished him self with his towel, deposited it In a bag, put on his newly ncquired nether gnr- .ucmn uuu ins nines, and wait a minute. At a window two blankets were handed him In exit. In the outgoing section of tho plant tho cioused one found n compartment sim ilar to tne one at which he had en tered, similarly lettered nnd containing rows of seats, similarly numbered; nnd then in front of his seat stood tho truck bearing hi, clothing, which exuded warmth from its recent heat bath. And it wasn't shriveled, as most deloused clothes are. And 'the Mail Mob Still Comes There was scant time to throw on his uniform, grab his blankets and leggings and vacate tho building to make room for others pressing in from behind. Tho thing was finished. Thus per ished the "cooties." In twenty minutes or a half hour each man who went through the washing and roasting proc ess had been rendeied thenictically un tenable for tho tiny parasites thnt have occupied so prominent a place in the conduct of the war. Tor us tho process was ended at about 10 o'clock. Wc rolled our packs in tho dark, reassem bled ur belongings and hiked away to barracks for a good night on the straw mattresses of the twin "double-docker" bunks. Friday, Mnylft A long day of wait ing extended from breakfast, at 0:30 a. m., until bedtime. The monotony was broken by threo meals, tho unex pected aiuval of the last mail from homo and the rumors. Humors feed upon an aimy, wax fat and become distended; and, having gorged them selves upon their prey, vanish into thin nlr, leaving the victims with a mere skeleton ot a faith In tho truth. The C I AND NAZI NO" By Frederick Fanning Ayer READ WHAT THESE ENGLISH AUTHORITIES SAY OF THIS MOUNTAIN-NEST OF VERSE, THESE SUPERNAL FLIGHTS OF SONG "Cloud splendors on the mountain-top of achievement." Leyton District Times, England. "Power and originajity." . . . Cork Examiner Irish). "The rarest verses of the time. Grip us hours after reading." World Wide Bureau, England. "Absorbing, astounding, inspiring, baffling." . Academy, London. "Genuine aspiration and power." . . Occult Review, England. us to another hemisphere." Montrose Standard, England. PRICE, NET, $2J50 BAKER & TAYLOR COMPANY SELLING AGENTS 3S4 FOURTH AVENUE New York June Records at Heppe's The Juno List of the Victor Records are now on sale. We invito all Victor patrons to visit our store and hear them. . There are some bqautiful songs by Homer, Garrison and Lambert Murphy. There aro also some new records by Galli-Curci 'and Heifetz. Fritz Kreisler also playa a most atti active selection. Tho dance records and popular songs, as usual, aro very tuneful. ' If you do not have a Victrola, we offer certain outfits composed of a Victrola and a gioup of records. You may settlo by cash or chaige account, or by our rental-payment plan. Call or write for full particulars. - C. J. HEPPE & SON llUmiB Clnttnot St. N. W. Cor. ct TJto-pira Sti. - - -K. .. -.,.- tel - - peculiarity of tha rumor lies In the fact that, tho mbro corpulent it be come, tho moro rapidly nnd easily it flits from mouth to ear. Dame Rumor Runs Rampant Hero nro some of the rumors that assailed us, defenseless as wo wcro, with nothing to do but to wait nnd to hear of this regiment or that battalion of our division embarking nnd io see this ship and that sailing away to the west ; First. Our "paper work" Is not coupleted. Second. Wo will sail at 4 o'clock tomorrow morning. Our boat Is the Kroonland. Nobody knows how to spell It, hut that is the name. lhhd. The Klghthyolghth Division has arrived iu camp (a fact) nnd will go out ahead of us (not a fact). Fourth. Tbo officers' names on the passenger list nro not complete, and n new list must be prepared. Sergeant Harry Itohrer, of Lancaster, Pa., who tvped the first list, said It required three hours to prepare a list. . Fifth. Some second lieutenants re fused to rldo second class, nnd 'so our boat palled without us. Sixth. Our boat is sixty miles out at sen and will nrrivc soon. Seventh. Division headquarters has been ordered to Russia. Eighth. Our boat nriived last night and will sail tomorrow night. Lieu tenant Frens told somebody so. Tho name of the boat sounds llnko Kronigcn. Celestial Ship Favored Ninth. Wc will sail In a Chinese ship. Tenth. Our boat will be loaded at 12 o clock somo afternoon. Tho SOS man who said so didn't know what afternoon. Eleventh. The slaff officers like their quarters nt St. N7airo so well thnt they aren't in n hurry to get home. They enjoy the bathing on the brach. 'ivvelKh. Wo aro wniting for the liner Pans to be finished. Ihliteonth. Our boat is in drydock being repaired. louiteenth. Tho SOS Inspector discovered that one man didn t have two extra pairs of shoelaces and aro hold ing up tho division. Fifteenth. The camp has been con verted into nn old soldiers' home nnd wc have been selected as tho first occupants. Sixtoenth. The civilian emplnvment cards, wlncli every man must fill out before embarking, were defective be cause one man wrote that he didn't need help to get n job. Saturdaj, Mav 17 A diizling rain at breakfast caused the morale ther mometer to register 1000, for it was lecalled that a rainy Saturday was an ideal day for a Seventy-ninth Division outfit to move. However, the sky cleared and there wns no move. Mnny of us had French money exchanged nnd for American currency at a rate of (J 05 francs for 1. A reminder of the hoo doo that some assert follows the Sev- cntj-ninth Division came when Corporal Paul Tate, of State College, Pa., the Headquarters postmaster, broke a bone ot his left ankle m a friendlv scuffle. Ho was taken to the hospital, unable to go home wan the division. A lepetion of the phvsiral examina tion came during the nfternoon, and then the blessed orders to be prepared to Doaru snij on me morrow. (To eB Continued) i MLirXlJJ4 1UUIN.ua X ' U UlCSifl g ULlM-tr T , r ri, -.T , VWV irMfV WANAMAKER'S I DdWN STAIRS STORE WANAB-AJ-Bfo Waoaoiaker's Down Stairs Meo! Here's the Best Clothings Buy Wei Have Made This In fact there is just ono bad point about thejo suits and that is we have but 150 of them. They aro lightweight business suits of conservative cut and are made of mixed cassimeres and cheviots 'in good patterns dark blues with a glint of red in a ery narrow stripe, olive with an almost invisible overplaid of blue, black -with a fine stripe are some of them. The coats fit as they should fit, and hand-felled collar and hand-made buttonholes mark these as the better type of clothing. For $23.50 They're Sound VaSoe Every thread is pure wool and there is not a suit in the group that would not regularly bo marked half as much again. Yes, fittings in all regular sizes. (Gallery, Markrl) Hat Brims WMem Out as the Smih Rises Higlhier Some of tho brims are very practical and sensible and arc a real protection fiom the sun; others aro of a charmingly fmolous turn of mind and think Georgette or net plenty thick enough for Summer. Many of the new things are white a sure sign tho days' are hot and there are delect able pastel tints as cool as a sherbet. A lovely new hat is of white grosgrain silk tucked in squares and faced with white Geor gette. Close to the front of a crown nestlc a little bouquet of gardenias. Prices stait at $9.50. (Markrt) A Wave Swept S Suit Store and left it plentifully supplied with new bathing suits andjall the accessories. There are many atti active suits for women, and good choosing for youngsters. Women's suits are of lustrous surf satin, mohair, serge aad jer sey, priced from $4.50 i $8.50. Tho stylo sketched is cf black surf satin trimmed 'win green and is $7.50. The finsilk suits arc of plain and striped taffeta and of satin at $13 50,'to $22.50. Caps in great vajiety arc 35c to $1.25. L Rubber-lined bam are 75c to $2 50. ' High or low stops, are 50c to $2.50. f Suits for children of 4 to 8 are of flannel serg6 or surf cloth in pretty styles from $3.75 to $5. (Market) Ties Light, graceful kidskin oxfords are in high favor just now. Of gray kidskin, perfectly plain, they aro $5.75. Of blown kidskin at $4.75. Both liave light turned soles and high, covered heels. Walking Oxfords of black calfskin have sturdy welted soles and low, broad heels, for either women or girls. $5.40 a pair. Special "White Shoes for the Kiddies Snowy canvas button shoes in sizes 6 to 2 aro $1.90 a pair. They aro on a sensible last, with welted soles. (Chestnut) joe u Seasora Bath Sprays! Warm weather makes" a cool shower feel mighty good. These sprays are of white rubber nnd hare generously wide heads. 65c. (Onlrel) ' Simple White Waists bMrnmrier Voile makes them and they are. sosimply trimmed with bits of la: and embroidery that they will stind mzmy tubbings. Some are cdlarless, some show frills and tlere are others with collars in frany variations. $1, $1.25, $2 and ' $2.25. A newcomer to the Little Giay Waist Shop is of flesh or white Georgette with a round neck, fin ished with a pointed and pleated frill. $5.75. (Mftrkrt) for the Little Chap He needs plenty of them when tho weather is warm, and mothers can provide them at' little cost from these that aro special at $2. They are well made little suits in junior Norfolk style of striped percale in browns, greens, blues and tans. For hoys of 2 to 7 years. (Gallery, Market) suns 1 hey're nice for warm weather, especially for vacationists to whom laundering is a big con sideration. Envelope chemises of white ciepe, dotted in blue, hemstitched and shirred are $1.50. Crepe bloomers with pink or blue ribbon trimmed ruffles are $1. Slip-over nightgowns of flesh color stitched with blue aie $1.50. Petticoats with plain tucked ruffles aro $1.75. (Central) st Caps and Dust caDS of Dercalo have elastic across the back, so that they fit closely. 25c. Of white lawn they are 35c. A slipover apron that could call itself a dress, is of printed per calcpin cool colorings. Tho neck, sleeves, wido belt and pocket are edged with white ricrac braid. $1.50. A. similar apron of plaid ging ham with white pipings is $2. Dressiing Sacques Cool affairs of percales in light and dark colorings arc in regular sizes at 85c and in extra sizes, 46 to 50, at $1. White lawn sacques, with con trasting pipings, aie in regular sizes at $1. For Earnest Gardener- and "farmerettes" there is a practical over-all of khaki, with adjustable bloomers, $3.50. (Central) T ' fZ 1 ,$ w y TelMmig of Some New White Skirts At $1.50 n good-looking white cotton ramio skirt has unusual belt and a button-trimmed pocket. At $5.50 a snowy gabardine skirt has for trimming some large pearl buttons fastened on with the cloth. Hundreds of other fresh wash skirts of gabar dine, pique, linene, and all the beautiful silk things are here to choose from at moderate prices. (Market) SMmmer's Coolest Silks Lovely white or flesh-color wash satin for the June bride's frocks, skirts, blouses and under muslins has just come in. It is 40 inches wide and $2 a yard. White habutal, 36 inches wide, is $1, $1.25 and $1.50 a yard. Satin-silk, somewhat like a habutal with a satin surface on one side, is 36 inches wido at $1, $1.25 and $1.50 a yard. SlDBtS Tihiese Simon inner Frocks Take a Practical Tiara They're of sturdy linene and ginghams that will make fine vacation companions on trips where clothes are bound to get some hard knocks. A fresh and pretty plaid gingham frock is sketched. It is cut on coatee lines and is trimmed with a white piquo collar and pearl buttons; $7.50. Another new gingham in pink, green or blue plaids has a white pique trimmed rose col lar, cuffs and pockets and is $5.50. A sports frock of linene is trimmed with white pique, and another model, which is sketch ed, is made with a coat and a little black and white checked vest. It is in gold and rose and is $10. Frocks of Silk For as little as $16.50 a pretty frock of crepe de chine in black, Copenhagen and navy is to be had. The skirt shows deep folds, and the vest has clusters of small silk-covered buttons. Georgette in navy and flesh is embroidered in self-color silk In a dress that is special at $18.50. (Market) Rednnctiomis on Womeim's Wraps Are Munch to the Potat Particularly for women who are about to leave town for thev Summer. A wrap is absolutely essential for evenings at the shore or in the mountains, and it is gratifying to be able to buy one at a saving. OW $13.25 full-length dolmans and sports capes of extra good navy serge are lined throughout with fancy silks. NOW $15 and $16.50 serge and poplin capes and poplin coats. The coats are half lined. NOW $17.50 the silk-lined serge dolman that is sketched. Also some interesting veloirr and serge capes. NOW $22.50 serge capes and dolmans, prettily lined and trimmed with tricolettc' collars or jacket fronts. NOW $25 and $29.50 sllvertone dolmans that wero originally twico as much, and satin capes and dolmans and capes of serge and clour, NOW $33.50 tO $67.50 siivertip, bolivia, crystal cord, tricotino and evoras. our finest wraps. These are mostly (Market) Store an (Central) Black Satimi Camisoles Two atti active new ones have just come in. Both arc of heavy black satin trimmed around the top with lace, and there are little rosebuds for a brightening touch. $3 and $3.50. (Central) Embroidered Flominiciinigs Soft voile or sheer organdie flouneings are iu rose, Copenhagen blue, light blue and flesh color em broidered in white and white embroidered in the colors. They are 40 inches wide and 85c and $1 a yard. It would take but little time and effort to make a pretty Summer frock from one of these. (Central) 'tl m one of a kind and tro among im ,-titffi'a f r. l5 sSs i yai i i v I my MA! M '4 Oil M 4& 1rT" . 'K ,fr,t vJ' jV- . I'w' . u. xhk rt ' tt'ill ? 0 x. .CiitW u '