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Everybody, Pull Fop That $2,000,000 Fop Bremerton
There are four or five perfectly good reasons
why Tacoma ought to take a hand in helping
Bremerton land that $2,065,000 appropriation
for transforming the Puget Sound navy yard
into a ship-building base of the first magnitude.
There is the selfish reason. Anything which is
going to make Bremerton, 15 miles away, ex
pand and advance is going to have a mighty
beneficial effect on Tacoma.
But there are better reasons than that.
The Bremerton improvement is a fine, large
step in the direction of national preparedness.
It is a step in a wav that peculiarly benefits
the Pacific coast. And it is a step in a way that,
The Times has maintained from the first, is the
best way for the whole United States. For it
would mean that Uncle Sam was going to build
more of his own warships. And that would pull
the claws of militarism by taking the profit! out
of preparing against war.
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• Dr. Cook is before the house edu- 1
* cational committee to claim the %
| North Pole again. Oh, let him 1
I have it, provided he locates on his 1
1 claim! \
ATTACK ON VERDUN FAILURE;
FRENCH PREPARE FOR SMASH
Mills to
Confront
Trimble
Commissioner Is
Wrathy Over
Being Made a
Sermox. Topic.
There will lie "thinus doing"
at (lie Kirst Methodist church
Sunday evening.
Itev. Deliner 11. Trimlile lias an-
nounced that he will deliver a
sermon criticising Police Com
missioner Mills' recent attitude
towards the "Hotel de Gink."
And Mills today announced that
he would attend the services and
"call" the pastor-
Tbe commissioner characterized
Rev. Trimble's topic as "an effort
to arouse curiosity in his service
and to fill the church."
Musi Nplit Heceipts.
Taking several reporters into
his office Ibis morning. Mills an
nounced that lie intended to call
up the pastor by telephone.
"I'm gollig to tell Itev. Trimble
that if he intends to use my name
as a drawing card at his church
he will have to split the box office
I'm not going
receipts with me.
lo he the 'goat' unless I get sonic
thing out of it," explained the
head of the police department.
He thereupon called for Itev.
Trimble's home, and was inform
ed that the minister was out on
a charily call. At latest reports
.Mills and the pastor had not been
brought together.
Will Open Fire.
' Tomorrow night's sermon is lo
be on "Commlslsoner Mills, Pub
lic Safety, and the Hotel de Gink."
The pastor has unnouneed that
he will "open fire" on the com
missioner, and will tell the con
gregation how pleased they should
feel that Mills' term expires in
■ two months.
This Is <
The Time
To Plan
Those not doing busi
ness with the' Puget
Sound State Bank ot Ta
coma will do well to
have a deposit In that
old substantial, yet
fast growing bank. It
has stood the test of
times for II years and
is better than ever.
PUGET SOUND
STATE BANK
Own Building, 1115 I'ac. ay.
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WW firm 1 WWvfUJuJLP IvflJ I|U during a dance, your host was mysteriously shot
L ▼ dciitl at your very feet? What would you do, if you
wew a woman, and a man madly in love with you proposed, saving: "You're a rattle-bratns^. butterfly-min*|id and extremely
conceited young Demon, but I have the misfortune to love you as I love life itself"? These and many^tW bitUAtioib».._Q tajuake
"Tho.Maxwell Mystery" one of the niost fascinating bits of fiction that ever came from the pen of Caro^T^ts. Beginning
, Monday. "The Maxwell Mystery" will be printed in The Times in six consecutive installments.. IT TOWEjp B M All ABOVE
THE 80-CALLEP MYSTERY STORIES AS THE NATIONAL REALTY BUILDING ABOVE TO. yi^MßLl^
Fishing
Out the
Halibut
Unless Way to
Increase Ocean
Harvest Soon
Found-Famine
By Jack Jungmeyer
The herring come first,
skimming shoreward to
spawn—hy billions.
After them follow Hie Hat.
ugly bul swect-l'lcshcd hali
but, from some mysterious
deeps of tbe sea.
And, hungry as the halibut,
follow the horde of fisher
men, up alun^ Ihe British
Columbia and Alaskan coast,
taking their toll.
Thus It has gone, genera-
Hon after generation.
Hut now the men are harvest
ing the ocean faster than the hal
ibut breed, and unless new hanks
are found hy the government on
the west eaaat there will be v fish
famine, say the trawlers.
The haul last year was IB per
cent greater than In 1914 — U.">,
--000,000 pounds.
Hul It took a longer lime and
more persistent search to find the
big, succulent flounders.
"The public," says Capt. John
Carroll, halibut trawler of 1.3
years' experience on both coasts,
"has ■ vague belief that edible
fish are Inexhaustible. Not so.
Hupply Is llccreasing
"The halibut on the known
banks of the north Pacific are
not breeding as fast as they're
caught, eveu though every fish is
taken by a hook.
"The government has made
some attempt to locate new
grounds. The Albatross was out
for that purpose In 1914 and
1915, but without very satisfac
tory results. I was a member of
her crew myself, but these expe
ditions lack the right kind of
manning. - *
"The present grounds, though
now supplying &,". per cent of all
halibut consumed in Ibis country,
are pretty near fished out, and
unless prolific new grounds ;.re
located soon the I'nited States
may expect a fish famine inside
of 10 years.
"And there's another angle to
this, linking up importantly with
the country's preparedness pro
gram.
Great Xaval ltcserve
"The 4000 halibut fishermen
on tlie Pacific, to say nothing of
Hie cod men, form the finest kind
of a reserye for the navy if trou
ble should ever occur. All big
strapping, trained men of the sea.
"BUT TO KMP 'EM ON THE
SEA, THEBES HOT TO BE
FISH, AND TO II WE ENOUGH
HALIBUT TO UPHOLD THE IN.
DI'STUY, NEW BANKS WII I,
HAVE TO BE LOCATED ON THE
PACIFIC.
"That's one reason why Uncle
Sam should concern himself
about tho service he ran and
ought to perform for these trawl
ers."
The appropriation is one that does not savor
in any sense of pork. Practically every expert
who has investigated the Sound navy yard has
pronounced it ideal for the purpose to which it is
now proposed to he put.
Senator Poindexter's bill passed the senate
Thursday, as our Washington dispatches indi
cated, and now the measure is up to the house.
The Times suggests that the Tacoma Commer
cial club become active in urging every Wash
ington congressman to vote for and work for this
bill. Incidentally it might be a good plan to sug
gest to some of them at the same time that they
withdraw and forget certain other apporpriation
bills of their authorship which do belong in the
pork barrel.
And The Times would suggest also that every
Taconian write those congressmen, impressing
on them the importance of their pressing the
Poindexter bill.
The Tacoma Times
}26c A MONTH.
VOL. XIII. NO. 77.
Mrs. Vernon Castle, Best Dressed
Woman, Says Gowns Are Human
What ls a dress, anyway? .
For the benefit of the women ■
folks who are budding out in j
new spring gowns for Dress-Up ]
Week and Easter, as well as for
those who are getting ready to
bud, this question Is answered
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA.
TACOMA. WASH,, SATURDAY, MARCH IS, I!M<>.
.MRS. VERNON CASTLE—"America's Rest-Dressed Woman."
today by Mrs. Vernon Castle.
THE BEST DRESSED WOMAN
IN AMERICA.
"A dress ls not a garment. It
ls an expression of the Individu
ality of the woman who wears it.
If It ls not such an expression It
Just by way of making more concrete what the
«S2,O6r),(XK) would do, we had a reporter go to
Bremerton and investigate what was proposed.
He found that three thousand of the highest
type of skilled mechanics will be added to the
•present staff of 1,400 if the yard takes up battle
ahip construction.
The annual payroll, aside from the thousands
of dollars paid to enlisted navy men there, was
$1,350,000 during 1915.
It would be more than doubled under the new
era.
To trans, urn the Puget Sound navy yard for
battleship construction, about $800,000 must be
spent for building ways M 0 feet long.
Cantilever cranes and a massive ovcrlu.id
traction system will cost $250,000.
All this construction would be done, probably,
within the six months following the passage of
the bill. The rest of the appropriation it is pro
ought to be."
This is Mrs. Castle's definition
of a ■In .
if a person wears a dressto
Wear; clothing many of us would
put on a flannel shirt and khaki
bloomers and skirts and be out-
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of-door frocks. But a gown is
more than mere body coveri. .
"1 always think or my gowns
as part of me -THEY AXE AL
MOST HUMAN, it often Beems to
me!
"But one must remember that
a dress Is not a garment alone,
and that to be what It Is Intended
to be, it must fit the type of its
wearer. Tlie girl who is proper
ly dressed must have the dress
that conforms to her type.
"NO WOMAN IM UGLY.
Many women ilrenn so they
BHK.M ogljr.
"Many a beautiful women
Is robbed of her beauty by
weeriac the wrong kind of a
gown. Many a beaattfnl
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posed to use for smaller equipment and to en
large the present facilities.
It is understood that a battle cruiser, which
would take three years to build, would be tbe
first job for the Puget Sound yard. Materials
for its const ruction would begin to arrive at
Bremerton by the first of January, 1017, if the
appropriation program goes through.
Repair work that will keep 1,400 mechanics
busy for two years has been assigned to the yard.
It |a estimated that Bremerton, Charleston,
ifanette ami Port Orchard eventually will be in
corporated into one city of a joint population of
from 80,000 to 30,000.
THE PUGET SOUND NAVY YARD WILL
THEN BE ONE OF TACOMA'S GREATEST
POTENTIAL SOURCES OF BUSINESS.
And it will be a government ship-manufactur
ing plant of which every American will be proud!
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WEATHER I
Tacoma: Partly cloudy and oc- %
casionally threatening weather to- 9
night and Sunday. «
Washington: Same. %
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TEUTONS, FOILED
IN WEST, BEGIN
SALONIKA DRIVE
LONDON, March ih. — \
marked slackening in the
violence of Ihe Verdun fight
ing convinced critics loda>
Dial the Hermans are ahoul
lo aliaiidon tli.'ir offensive.
Parle conveyed Ihe same idea
and hinted that the Herman de
feat el Verdun will he followed
lniniodi.it _y by the greslest
French smash of Ihe war.
The latest Herman attack!
lacked Ihe early spirit nnd le.-s
artillery preparation preceded
Ihcin.
Bathualaetlc French military
experts now predict the final col
lapse of the kaiser's war machine
London critics did not share
these beliefs.
They think the Teutons will
risk all in one more grand assault
against Verdun liefore admitting
defeat.
German newspapers are devot
ing less space to tlie Verdun
fighting and neutral papers are
forced to rely on Paris accounts.
OPi:\ BALKAN IIHIVK
QBNBVA, Switzerland, March
11, Smashing with ureal force
at the allies entrenched at Sa
lonika in what it is believed to
be the opening of Ihe great Teu
tonic offensive in the Balkans,
Hermans and Bulgarians today
are invading Greece from Serbia
on a line to the southwest of Lake
Dorian,
This informal ion reached here
today in special dispatches fro) 1
Athens, which asserted that the
outposts of Ihe allies were already
in conflict with the advancing
Teutons.
Advices from Bucharest indi
cate that great movements of
troops have been in progress for
the last two days in Bulgaria, and
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•TTalko'the Times r I
(■reelings, have yon seen
thai eiarly-spring-flower ev
hibit at Point Helium c park?
Then see it.
It's still
order to —
Edgar C. Wheeler. Times re
porter, is a Princeton grad. We
caught him today reading the
alumni weekly.
An Item about one of his class
mates said:
"He I this classmate i bas re
cently written a treatise on 'The
Rise of the Equites of tbe Third
Century of the Roman Empire.'
which critics have pronounced tc
be one of the works one must have
read to call oneself cultured."
And (now comes the shoeklnu
part of ill we discovered by ques
tioning him closely that Edgar C
Wheeler can't call himself cul
tured; be simply hasn't read It.
. Anil neither has anyone else on
the staff! Have you?
Wonder ho>v folks became
< nil in <d liefore this Prince
ton fellow iiiiklc It possible
for them to do so. :
I
D'you suppose President Wil
son Is cultured? And Murray
NIC Butler? And Librarian Kai
ser?
We'll bat coUoab re*«l It,
•■/how » H_h
! "- Awanlcee road's going to
-_J*J us a.A. "«m_tßd ertsr - a
|^iert, U.
ll Is believed the Kulgsrs, fearing
Rumania's entrance into the wmt,
arc seek lot to cripple the .iliies
at Salonika >efore tha possibility
ot an offensive which would Una*
icn Rumania's at Hon.
.All traffic on tlie Bulgarian
railroads is said in he itopited,
the entire railing itoeh of the
Ilines twlng used to rush the troops
I to the scene ol action neir Lake
I I llll'llll.
I lie sine lo read war expeii's
| article on three raataMplatoal al
lied spring diiins. See page M.—
! KtNtor.)
maki; i-ivi: RAIIM
PARIS, March 18. French
j aviators made five raids on Her
. man cities nad Important ■Hilary
I position- last night. They ?n
--g:iged iv .'.: duels in the air al ore
[Verdun, il was olficially uii
| nounceil.
PI.ACI. TALK AHAIN
LONDON. .March IX. Premier
Aaqulth will lie asked Thursday
by the house of commons whether
.lie had anticipated in any confer* 1
1 once lo discuss peace, the Ex
change Telegraph declared today,.
PROTEST INCREASE
IN GRAIN RATES
OLYMPIA, March is. >JUpro
sentatlvea of the railroads and
merchants nave testimony us
tcrdny liefore the public service
commission in the complaint
brought by ihe men bants against.
the proposed increase of the mini
mum carload rapacity on grain.
The case was taken under ail. se
ment.
X.'s going to buy I0,#00,l)04
feet of lumber. Speak up. N P.
and 0, W , what ure you going
to do?
Nome new nut Is booniin;;
a new language he calls Ho.
Won't HOMI-.BOIIY please
li'iiuii the I eglish language.
»■ ■ ii I i Ti I,- I i IjM
lalegram "to fnece __4jre*tt.crw'e_r,
a great demand tn Pwchow, TI
China, for Amerlcan-/n»de clocks. "'
JgJ ijjj HtJ ba" t<%_ frd.
the ibtH^-tteniJH
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