THE WASHINGTON TIMES, TUESDAY; AUGUST 27, 1918.
The model of the beautiful memo
rial fountain to be erected In memory
of Admiral Dupont In place of the
statue now In Dupont circle, la today
In the hands of the sculptors In New
York, and the first stages of the work
The new statue, approved by the
Commission of Fine Arts, will cost
approximately $75,000 and will be one
of the finest in the country.
The rather awkward looking statue
of Admiral Dupont which has stood
in the circle for more than twenty
flve years has long been an eye-sore
to his relatives and friends, and some
time ago permission was asked of
Congress to erect a new and more fit
Congress Acts Favorably.
Congress, by act of February, 1917.
authorized removal of the monument
and the erection in Its place of a new
rremorlal to Admiral Dupont. The
bill furthermore provided that "the
present statue be turned over to the
donors of the memorial for relocation
outside the District of Columbia." and
that "the new memorial be approved
by the Commission of Fine Arts and
that the United States be put to no
expense whatever In the matter."
Mrs. Willard Saulsbury, wife of the
Senator from Delaware, and a niece of
Admiral Dupont. was the leader in
the movement to effect the removal of
the old statue and the substitution of
the new one. She and other relatives
did not regard the present statue as
a work of art suitable to the place It
occupies, and provided that in con
sideration of being allowed to remove
It the new statute should cost the
Government nothing at alL
Features of Fanatalo.
The new memorial will be about
twenty feet in height, with a bowl
twenty feet across and an upper basin
about ten feet smaller. The water as
it overflows the basin will frame the
figures In the supporting column. "The
Sea," "The Wind," ana -ifle oiars,
and not hide them, as isr usually the
ess. There will be appropriate in
scriptions on the curbing of the pool
or on the lower part of theisupportlng
column. Daniel Chester French and
Henry Bacon, both of New York, are
sculptor and architect, respectively.
According to the report of the Com'
mission of Fine Arts, "there are other
portrait statues in Washington for
which memorials might be substi
tuted to the advantage of the appear
ance of the city and to the memory
of the person commemorated."
It has long been maintained that
fountains with flowing water are
much more appropriate to the climate
of Washington, as well as to Its ap
pearance, than the bronze figures
hlch occupy so many of the parks.
SALVAGE CAMPAIGN ON
The Red Cross- salvage campaign
Is In full bast The District Salvage
Committee yesterday received ISO
calls for trucks to carry loads to the
central warehouse, which was prac
tically full by nightfall yesterday.
There are many Interesting Items of
salvage in yesterday's collection. A
TIctrola worth 20.0 was donated by
William P. Meredith. A complete set
of parlor furniture, office equipment,
old sewlnc machines, and hundreds of
other articles valuable In the junk
lln were collected and will be sold by
the Red Cross. Large quantities of
paper, tinfoil. Iron and other meta'i
were also received,
BOOK OUTPUT REDUCED.
All publishers of trade books, copy
right reprints. Juvenile, toy, and non
copyright books have been directed
to restrict their output, commencing
October 1, to 25 per cent of the new
titles Issued on the average of the
last three years of their business.
Excepted from the ruling are books
of research published under subsidy,
and war service books published for
the United States or allied govern
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
A JIG. 28th, 29th and 30th
Will Be Courtesy Days in Which
You May Make Such Selec
tions as You Desire
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NEW DUPONT MEMORIAL FOTJNTATN.
To be erected in place of the statue now in Dupont Circle, It wCl
be cbont twenty feet high, and the water, as It CTerflo-ws from the
basin, will frame graceful figures in the supporting: column.
SHELL MAKERS DANCE
Esthetic dancing is being taught
French munitions workers at the Y.
W. C. A. foyers or clubhouses, ac
cording to an announcement made
by the Y. W. C A. war work coun
"Recreation Is essential to the ef
ficiency of the workers and dancing
offers greater relaxation than any
other form of amusement." said the
Since the Y. W. C. A. was Invited
by the French over a year ago to
undertake recreation and welfare
work among the women of the larger
munitions plants, foyers or club
houses have been sstabllshed in eight
munitions centers and others are be
ing organised, it was stated. These
are made homsllke and comfortable,
and ara equipped with cafaterlai,
gymnasiums and halls for games.
danelng, theatricals, concerts ana
other social affairs," In most of the
foyers English, stenography, and
bookkeeping are taught.
AQED WOMAN WINS MEDAL.
LONDON. Aug. 27. The first prlra
medal la the British lntereounty com
petition for general farm work by
women has been wen by a woman
sixty-two years of age living In Ton-
brldsn. fine la the mother of sixteen
children, and took the place en a farm
of one of her sons who Joined the
Sttoses. $ Sons
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CHILDREN WILL BENEFIT
Children, and not the largest In
vestors, are going to be the greatest
beneficiaries of the War Sayings
Stamps campaign, according to Dr,
George D. Strayer, of Columbia Uni
versity, who is director of the school
campaign for the National War Sav
Inge Stamps Committee. Dr. Strayer
believes that through the educational
effect that will come to the youth of
America through the thrift move
ment of the W. 6. 8. campaign a new
national eharaeter will develop.
Children have made saving popular
not only with the poor, but with the
rich as well. In many schools. It Is
stated, there la a well-defined, feeling
developing against tne senoiar who
wastes his or her money in non
essentials and buys no War Savings
Washington aehoels have been par
tlcularly active In the Interests of
War Savings Stamps, its direct re
sults are shown In the fast that dur
lng tho first six months of the year
rohool children here bought stamps
to tha approximate value of 1250,000.
JOINS AMBULANCE CORPS.
DE SOTO, 111 . Aug, 27, After ssven
times vainly attempting to enlist In
the army, Ralph Albon, eighteen, of
De Soto, has been accepted for the
ambulance drivers' corps In St. Louis.
Albon Is the son of Qeorge Albon, a
merchant and banker.
How it feels to be In the center of
a German attack Is told In a letter
received today from Beverly It. Wal
ter by his mother, Mrs. Emma J.
Walter, 1SS7 Mlntwood place north
west. Walter enlisted as an ambulance
driver with the United States ambu
lance corps, at Allentown. Fa, thir
teen months ago, and sailed for
France a few months Jater.
"Just at present there Is a boche
attack going on," the letter reads,
"and the shells are bursting pretty
fast over our heads. I am about
twenty feet under them. In a dress
ing station In an old cellar not far
from the front lines.
Bombardment Rocks Earth.
"This Is the first time I have been
on post with an ambulance and It was
Just my luck to ket off the touring
car and get down sere in time for
the little 'strafe.' When the shells
break over the dugout the whole
earth seems to rock from the force
of the explosion.
"We are alright as long as we
stay down here, but Just as soon as
anyone sticks his head above ground'
he is running big cnances.
"There is not much chance of us
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quieted down. There hasn't been a
call for the stretcher bearers yet. and
If there is it will probably be quiet
by the time they get the wounded In
and the doctors get them fixed up for
the trip back to the hospital. Things
are beginning to quiet down already.
Slngalese Sat age Fighters.
"There Is a reglmenf of Slngalese
In this section now. They are
rance's best attacking troops and
they sure put the fear of God Into
"They come from Africa, and are
the biggest, blackest, and roost ter
rible looking negroes I have ever
seen. Their rifles are a Joke, in as
much as they never use them. When
they go 'over the top" they leave
them behind and use their native
weapons, which consist of the wick
edest looking knives I have ever seen.
"One Is a curved knife with a
blade about a foot and a half long.
The other Is an Instrument that looks
like a cleaver, and they use It like
a cleaver on the boche's head."
HURLEY LOSING CLERKS
FHELADELPHIA, Aug. 27. Serious
shortage of women stenographers
and typists In the offices of the
Emergency Fleet Corporation is
feared unless suitable homes can
soon be found for them.
Inadequate housing facilities here
have already caused a number or
resignations and more are expected
Despite the appeal of Government
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Boche Attack in France.
to throw open their homes to the
fleet corporation workers the girls
are not finding this city's homes hos
pitable. S H CI
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TO TRAIN CADETS
Experienced flyers are being re
turned from abroad to act as special
Instructors In the more advanced
courses of aviation training, the War
Department announced today.
"Recent- practice in elemental train
ing gives the candidate more Urn in
the air with, his Instructor than here
tofore," states the announcement.
"The new plan Is known as the Ges
port system, or 'All Thru,' as it Is
popularly known here, and Insures
closer contact between the cadet and
When the cadets arrive at a flying
field from a ground school, where they
have learned much of the theory of
flight, several are assigned to an In-'
structor. who stays with them until:
they have qualified in elemental flying;!
They are then sent to special Schools
for final work and training In their
"The old practice of turning-a cadet'
loose for his first solo flight in a'
sink or swim fashion is being dis
continued." the War Department
Swift A CoinsaBT's salM of fresh barf In
Washington. D. C, tor tB week eadlss
Saturday, Aomst X. MM. averaged 22.S0
casts pr pound. Adrt. ,
FINDS GIANTS SKELETON.
ST. MARTS. Ohio, Aug. S7v Tte
skeleton remains of a giant human
were excavated by a dredge near
Lake St. Mary's east bank. The
weight of the thigh bone Is such hM
professional evidence was necessary
to establish Its human origin.
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