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The Washington herald. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1906-1939, May 29, 1918, Image 5

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Burleson Satisfied with Suc
cess of Two Weeks' Air
plane Service.
Rapl4 eztenalOB of the aerial mall
service, with an accompanying re
daction in postage charge* i? con
templated by the Post Office Depart
ment. Yesterday marked the end
of the second week of the operation
of the mail-carrying eirplanes be
tween Washington. Philadelphia and
New York, "to the satisfaction of
the postal authorities."
"The success obtained in operat
ing the airplane mail service ex
ceeds what I expected of the new
route during its initial stsges," said
Postmaster General Burleson last
night "The tray hss rendered a
splendid service, which is not only
a distinct contribution to the com
mercial world, but is proving valu
able training for the aviators who
are about to enter upon a greater
task in France."
Of the twelve scheduled trips be
tween Washington and New York,
eight were completed before 3 p. Bl
and two before 1:50 p. m. One trip
was completed at 2:25. and two at
2:34. On two days, delsys put the
mails in New York at 4:45 p. m.
Southbound plane8 reached Wash
ington six times before 3:30 p. m.:
twice between 3:50 and 4. and four
times after 4 o'clock.
The route between New York and
Boston will be put into operation
during the fall, and it Is also ex
pected to add a route between New
York and Buffalo. From Chicago to
St. Louis also will be another regu
lar mail plane route as soon as the
department finds it practicable to
establish It.
With these routes working smooth
ly. extensions in other parts of the
country will be made as quickly as
found expedient.
fiaad for Army Aviators.
The War Department has - found
that operation of the mail planes
gives the army aviators detailed to
this work necessary training which
they could receive in no other way
except? upon the battle field itself.
It is understood that the War De
partment has advised the Postmas
ter General that virtually all the
fliers he can use will be furnished.
The second airplane postage stamp
has been sold at St Joseph. Mo.,
for SI.00ft. Houston Wyeth was the
purchaser and the money went to
the Red Crosa The second stamp
was purchased by Third Assistant
Postmaster General A. M. Dockery
and mounted on a card autographed
by President Wilson and Postmas
ter General Burleson.
At the conclusion of an address
at St Joseph. Mr. Dockery present
ed the stamp to the Red Cross to
be sold for not less than $500. At
an auction sale the stamp was quick
ly bid in at fl.wo.
File* AbioJute Divorce Suit
James E. Mulloy brought suit in
the equity courts yesterday for an
absolute divorce from Nannie Mul
loy. and names a co-respondent.
They were married here in 1903.
and h?ve three children. Two of
the children were born after plain
tiff left his wife on account of her
misconduct, he says.
Root German Language
From Schools, Says King
Utah Senator Declares That Contamination of
Impressionable Minds Will Thus
Be Prevented.
"If we are to root out German propaganda; if we are to prevent
the contamination of the minds of our children and allow them to
study only wholesome literature that makes for real Americanism,
then we must remove every German textbook from our public schools
and destroy them."
VstaMtakto ???( ta Am?r.
This warning wu uttered yesterday
by Senator Kins of Utah, author of
a bill to prevent the teaching of the
German language In the public schools
of Washington. "The editorial I read
In the Washington Herald this morn
ing" continued Senator King, "strikes
at the root of the evil. It is a com
prehensive statement of facts as they
kexlst and is wonderfully written. I
want to congratulate the Herald for
its efforts to drive out this vicious
"The age of the majority of the pu
pils in our graded schools," Senator
King remarked, "makes them impres
sionable and the German language,
which naturally carries the alleged
glory of the Fatherland and aings
endless praises of the Kaiser and his
partners in crime, if it is to be learn
ed at a time when the youthful mind
readily absorbs and remembers, then
I "say, 'Root It out before it is too
"The most vulnerable spot In tne
German armor Is in the German lan
guage and literature. There is scarce
ly a textbook in the German language
that does not bring out the note some
where that Germany must be or is
the leader in the world, and that
Germans are supermen, that German
kultur is superior to all that other
nations have.
"This is emphasised wherever the
German language is taught until the
youthful mind is impregnated with the
thought that Germany is some favor
ed nation and under God must lead
the world. The evidence that Ger
many sought to use the public schools
of the United States to not only teach
her language, but to draw American
boys and girls into the spirit of Ger
many itself is overwhelming. .. y %
"The sinister purpose of Germany
Electricians Also Required in New
Signal Battalion.
Men for immediate service overseas
are wanted by the United States Ma
rine Corps to serve in the Signal Bat
talion now forming at Philadelphia.
Electricians, dynamo tenders and
mechanics whb have had experience
in the repair of engines are eligible.
The course of training consists of
three months work at the League Is
land navy yard, Philadelphia, after
which the men are to be assigned to
oversea units in the artillery', machine
gun and infantry regiments. Efforts
are also being made to enlist fifteen
men in the District for the search
light section of the Signal Corps, an
other branch of the service which
will be sent to Franca In a short
Men of draft age are eligible. They
may enlist for the duration of the
war with the consent of their local
ought to be rebuked and German
propaganda through school s and
otherwise should be prevented.
There is no true cultural advantage
In the German language. It is not
comparable in beauty, strength,
flexibility and in those elements of
strength and utility with the French
or Spanish or Italian.
Differs From Dr. Claxtoa.
"Dr. Claxton, I see, favors the
teaching of German In our schools.
In my opinion his position is wrong,
and indefeasible. Ther-s is no rea
son why the German langusge
should be taught in any of the pub
lic schools. If when young men
and women go to universities they
wish to study German there could
be no objection. Their minds at that
age will hardly permit their being
"There would be no particular rea
son That I am able to see that would
warrant it being studied even then.
We must bear in mind that Ger
many is our bitter, cruel, relentless
enemy. Not only our enemy, but
the enemy of civilization and free
peoples as well.
"There Is something remarkable
In the German methods of educa
tion. If it be grammar, history or
philosophy or logic or any branch
of learning, there is shot through
every part of the system that in
definable something which is called
the "Spirit of Peutschtum." If one
is taught the German language he
is taught the spirit of Germany, the
spirit of modern Germany with its
materialism, its harsh, selfish, cruel
statecraft. In the schools of our
country where the German language
is taught students almost at oncb
get'the German spirit and point of
view. The state was made a deity,
it was the thing for which men
lived. They, the students, "were
soon found speaking of the great
ness and power of the German em
pire, of the greatness and imperial
dignity of the Kaiser, and of the
! great mission of the German nation.
In many of our public schools the
children were actually singing
'Deutsohland Uber Alles.' **
Potent Weapon ?f Propaganda.
"Anyone who knows the German
language knows that it is the most
? potent weapon of propaganda and
| also knows that it is the strongest
weapon for teaching the kultur of
Germany and developing tha German
I national spirit.
| "Frenzied efforts have been made In
j this country by German representa
I tf?es to install the German language
in the schools and thus get at the
j youth of our land when it is easiest
and mold their minds and idea to suit
the HUn war lord.
"Wherever goes the German
language, goes too the insidious, ma
licious, stealthy, cruel, coldblooded
propaganda to stifle the liberties of
free peoples. We owe a duty to our
children. We must protect them from
I the German monster by removing the
I trap?the German language. We must
j not allow them to absorb German
j ideas, German kultur at a time when
they should have access onlv to
healthy, uplifting English literature."
National and Local
Meat Business
The meat business of the country is
conducted by various agencies?
By small slaughter-houses in villages?
By local Abattoirs or small Packing Houses
in towns?
Using only a part of the local live stock supply
- and
Furnishing only a part of the local demand for meat.
These slaughtering and distributing agencies fill
a well defined but necessarily restricted place in the
distribution of the products of live stock.
But only packers like Swift & Company,
organized on a national scale, are able to under
take the service that is more vitally important,
An Obligation to the Producer
To purchase for spot cash all the live stock the
producer may send to market for slaughter.
An Obligation to the Consumer
To make available to every consumer, everywhere, in
season and out, the full supply and variety of meat
products, of the highest standard that the market affords.
Year Book of interesting and
instructive facts sent on request.
Address Swift St Company,
Union Stock Yards, Chicago, Illinois
Swift & Company, U. S. A.
Local Branch, 10-14 Center Market, Washington, D. C.
Economic Freedom to
Colored Race.
No Color Line ia Railroad Pay.
In announcing his scheme of
fattening: pay envelopes of all
workers on the U. S. railroad.
Director General McAdoo made
It clear that colored workers
must not be discriminated
against In wage questions.
"Negroes are to get the same
wages as white men for similar
employment," in McAdoo's order.
War has broijght opportunity to
the colored race. It has meant more
money and a chance to show what
they can do in other directions. As
members of the draft army they
have acquitted themselves, accord
ing to all accounts, with great
credit. Reports from France show
that negro troops have been taken
there in large numbers. Moreover,
they have been given a chance on
the firing line, and as generally ex
pected have made good soldiers. No
body accuses the negro of physical
cowardice. What is more important,
the black soldier has behaved well
in his every day life. Official ac
counts agree as to this.
? It was announced at the time the
draft was first begun that negro
troops would be used largely In
construction work and as steve
dores. Disappointment was ex
pressed by intelligent leaders among
the race who had hoped that com
pulsory service would bring a ce*?
tain measure of opportunity to
serve in a military way. This dis
appointment has been removed. Col
ored troops have been used to a cer
New Life of
tain extent. as wfclU troopi have,
for engineering. construction and
other war work, but they have also
received their share of military
training camp*.
To tb^ Europeans the negro la a
novelty and an object of great In
ttrest. Hla songs. particularly the
genuine old - fashioned plantation
melodlea, never ceaa* to entertain.
To a great many negroes mili
tary life and opportunity for war
work comea as a new emancipation
from slavery ? economic slavery.
They have more money than they
ever had In their Uvea.
Society Here Protest* Against Total
Ban Proposed. .
A hearing before the United State*
Shipping Board, regarding a proposed
embargo on Imported plants and
flowers, yesterday closed the annual
meeting of the American Rose So
ciety, the Society of American Flor
ists and Ornamental Horticulturists,
and other organizations of florists and
nurserymen, which has been In ses
sion here the last two days.
The florists at the hearing declared
their complete willingness to submit
to ?? total embargo if necessary, but
stated their desire to have their em
bargo restricted to 50 per cent of the
total import of plants and flowers, if
it could be done. Several petitions
and letters to this effect, from the
different organizations represented at
the convention, - were laid before the
Shipping Board, by which they will
be placed under consideration. The
florists expressed themselves highly
pleased with the hearing, and declared
their belief that the proposed embar
go would be limited to 50 per cent of
their imports.
Yesterday morning a hearing to dis
cuss the same subject was held be
fore the Federal Horticultural Board.
At this hearing the florists entered
a protest against the total embargo
on imported floral goods, proposed by
the Horticultural Board.
Owing to the crowded housing con
ditions of Washington the meeting
this year of the Rose Society was
held in two days, instead of lasting
two weeks, as has been the custom
in former years.
1 ? >?
Has Installed Bookkeeping Machines
? ' I ' ' \ j
V' In Its
Bookkeeping Department
Beginning July 1
Will Be Furnished Commercial Depositors
Who Request Them
Statements will be furnished all other Commercial Depositors at convenient times. '
Depositors are requested to bring in their Pass Books for Balancing, as hereafter they
will be used only as a Receipt and Record of Deposits.
Ninth and G Streets
3% On Savings Accounts
Two Choice Specimens
of the Nut Family
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Comedy Gun
A Sensational Laugh Show from Coast to Coast!

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