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' Congressman Campboll Will In
troduce Measure Favoring'
, Joining of Sea Forcoa
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
"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
'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.
Final Payment Due
June 1, 1919
Keep Your Promise
Fully and Promptly
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
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
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-
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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"
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
By Frederick Fanning Ayer
"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.
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. -
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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
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
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
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)
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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.
A Wave Swept
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.
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.
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
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
one of a kind and tro among
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