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lc A COPY IN TACOMA; 2c OUTSIDE. VOL. XV. NO. 116.
(I iili.il PIM l.runrd Vtlr'.l
WITH THK AMERICAN
AKMY IN MHSItAINK, May
10.—American artillery in
the sector northwest of Toul
outfCucsMed the Germans this
morning, frustrating an ut
tack on the American lines
and creating a diversion that
permitted the French in the
adjacent sector to execute a
The bodies, contemplating the
execution of a new trick, estab
lished a gas projector layout op
posite the point where the Amer
icans' left wing joins with the
It was planned to fire the whole
concentration simultaneously at
one point in the allied lines, en
veloping the objective in gas be
fore the men could don their
The layout was almost ready
for the signal when the Amerl
Grange Calls "City
Life Conference" at
"The Ferry Landing"
Sarcasm fairly oozos from
* 11*1 diii ion- a l'opt i'd Friday
l>y Pierce County Pomona
Grange at a meeting in C.dge-
There's a sly dig at Taco
nians in every phrase.
Here's the way they read:
"Resolved. That the Pierce
County Pomona Grange hold a
'City Life Conference' in the near
future and invite the doctors, law
yers, preachers, professors, edi
tors, real estate agents, hankeis,
merchants, commission men, ci'y
and county officials and Rotary
club and Commercial club to at
tend and receive their Instructions
MAY BE SHOWN UP
There is n |H>.sslbility that
wealthy Taconia men whose
failure to snlwcrllte to the
Ked pNM according to their
means wool* place them in
Ihe slacker list, may he pub-
In h evposed during the com
ing lied Cross campaign-
Whether the names of such men
will be posted at the Red Cro.sa
headquarters, in the same way as
the Seattle Red Cross committee
has decided to post the names of
wealthy Seattle slackers, will de
pend on the response in the com
ing drive, it was intimated by thj
Taconia committee Saturday.
' There were only a few in
stances of apparent slacking in
Taconia during the last Ked Cro»s
campaign, and the committee be-j
lleves the method of public ex
posure may not be necessary.
Lists to lie Posted.
The Seattle committee has de-:
cided to post in a prominent place |
In Red Cross headquarters the list]
of men who fail to contribute, or i
* who fail to contribute an amount
proportionate to their wealth or
The first meeting of the direc
tors and captains of the various
Tacoma districts was held at Vic
tory Hall Saturday morning. They
were given final instructions and
literature for the campaign.
From now on every captain will
be ready to receive subscriptions,
" tho canvassing will not start un
til May 20 when the drive offi
cially begins. Banks also have
been given receipts and will be
ready to take subscriptions.
Parade Next Saturday.
Following the program for
every city and town In the coun
try, Tacoma. will have a Red Cross
"parade Saturday, May 18. The
i,. Tacoma Kike lodge has agreed to
can artillery, receiving notifica
tion regarding the concentration,
subjected it to a terrific shell
fire, completely destroying it.
The Germans thought the
bombardment was the barrage
for an American attack and di
rected all their artillery on the
American left wing in a counter
The French right wing, imme
diately to the west, was un
touched by the enemy fire and
executed a lightning raid into the
German trenches, taking over 20j
prisoners, who verified the ene-!
my's plans, hinging on the oper-|
ation of the projector concentra-i
On the right wing of the Toulj
sector an American patrol en
countered a German patrol and
forced them to flee. The German
artillery, getting busy, compelled |
the American patrol, in turn, to.
, from the workers tor the manage
ment of their business for the coi. -
ing year; said meeting to lie hekl
at some convenient rural spoi,
preferably the ferry landing, as
soon as satisfactory arrangement,
can be made to accommodate tuc
crowd that will be expected to
• • •
While the ruralites were chuck
ling Saturday over this action, a
Country Life conference was in
session at Stadium high school.
Ralph Stacy, banker; Q, A. Beii,
R, P. Kelly, George H. Black, edu
cators; Mrs. O. G. Kills, wife of ;!;e
supreme court judge, and others
take over the marshalship of the
parade, and will have charge of
The Tacoma Minute Women, led
by Mrs. O. G. Ellis, who have
pledged their efforts for the cam
paign, met with the other workers
in Victory Hall Saturday and ar
ranged to canvass the residence
The Honor Roll Is open now,
and will close at midnight, Mon
day, May 20.
WILL BUILD OIL
TANKS IN TACOMA
The North Coast Pacific Sea
Products Co. will build a number
of oil tanks between Division and
South Second. The work will
(ost about $13,000.
A TIP TO EVERYBODY
Sunday Is Mother's day!
It Is set apart for tributes to Motherhood.
Don't forget to celebrate. Here's how:
Wear a fiower in Mothers' honor—
A white one if Mother is dead; a colored flower for living
Send Mother a box of spring flowers.
Write her a letter—a long one.
Give Mother a whole day of your time for that "good
visit" she longs for.
Send Mother your picture and snapshots of your home,
your children, your work.
Tell Mother your plans and ambitions—she made them
Tell Mother your smaller troubles—she wants to help
' Thank Mother for her care and her teachings—tell her
how they helped you.
Don't forget that Mother still likes candy.
Mother was your first and truest sweetheart—don't for
get to say "I love you!"
The Tacoma Times
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA.
11 nlK'ii PMM l.rimcil v*lr<-.)
XKW YOHK, May 11. —
Giit/.on llorgluni, tin- sculp
tor, today issued n new state
nn-iil in which he branded as
a frame-up the charges that
he had tin i; actuated by a de
sire financially to benefit
himself thru his Investigation
of the aircraft situation.
He counter charged that the ac-1
cusations made against liirn to the
senate were for the purpose of dis-;
crediting hiui in the eyes of the
people and prevent public knowl-1
edge of the real conditions exist- j
ling in the aircraft production pro-1
Horglum asserted that :',,000 !
airplanes might have been in,
I'rance in March to help stop the
tii'rman drive if the Curtiss and
■the Wright-Martin companies,
|which he claims, were the only
ones prepared to construct planes.
h«d been pennit'ed to go ahead
An, absolute denial is made, in ,
every detail, that he was ever!
secretly or otherwise interested in !
the manufacture of airplanes or
that he ever offered to use t.i
confidence of the president for his
He repeated his chaises of the!
mismanagement of aircraft pro
duction and asked why a billion
dollars in 11 months had produced
Greetings, how would you
like to be a I'-Ikim.*?
Hint to Tacoma girls: Why
not wash your hair one'ol tIMM
sunny afternoons and sit on Uta
front steps to dry It?
Now for the next Liberty
Aftei reading tne horrible do
tails of various German proceed
ings we return thanks to Mr. Gut
tenburg, who invented niotabln
When yon see a well pit
served man you know Mint it's
not because he lias oeiu
pickled a who'e lot.
Cyril Maude Is probably all
right, but how's a person to know
whi'l: is his (or Jia.-; )iast r.arue?
What has become of tho
old-fashioned Tag day? Dog
gone it, we're lonesome for
tlmse pretty pasteboard sales
Mothers' Day—in the year of our war, 15)18.
Wan are made with the minds and bodies of
men—and men are made with the souls and
bodies of MOTHERS.
In American training camps today, manning
the ships on treacherous seas, "over there" in
the flame of battle, millions of boys and men are
enlisted in the desperate fight for freedom for
And fighting beside each man is an enlisted
Living or dead, she clothes bis daily duties
with the companionship of her Spirit, the shield
and buckler of her silent love.
To be away from Mother, to miss her "little
nameless, unrcmemhered acts of kindness and of
love,'' to see no more her beloved face, is for
these boys a flashing revelation of Mother's
We hear much of the importance of an army's
Mothers are its chief source. To most men
Mother's will and wisdom was the Hist author
ity, and Mother's good opinion is still, the high
est reward. Facing the most serious decision of
life, before a future mysterious and dangerous,
they tni n groping to Ihat first and dearest .j<id*e.
'•Mother would lie ashamed if I failed in duty
or courage. Mother thinks it's the right thing
for me to go—and 1 can depend on Mother!''
To have won, by love, courage, and self-sacri
fice, such a reward of trust and faith from a son,
and to be able to give that son, so fine a creation,
to the service of an ideal still finer—that is the
Crown of Life to Mothers.
To vision that son, her litlle boy, beyond her
care, beset with nameless dangers, sad with ;i
loneliness unspeakable, his dear body torn and
broken in the very hour of his supreme service
that is the nightly and daily Cross of War for
And \vi —
We sometimes think of battlefields, ghastly,
;md drenched with crimson dew after the hurri
cane of shell is pott?—as symbols of pain and
agony incarnate —but the vision is not wholly
true. How could it be, when in the blessed still
ness there bends to'the age-old ministry, the
shining spirit, the healing love of every mother
whose son lies broken there?
Not for an instant is the struggling man de
serted by the love from which he sprung. In the
hour of crucifixion,' wherein, like his Master, he
dies that men might have life, and have it. more
abundantly, is the encompassing love of his
mother, giving her spirit at the birth of his soul
as she gave her flesh to the birth of his body.
MAY TAKE A TUMBLE
A radical reduction in the re
tail prico of flour substitutes, re
garding which much complaint
has been made In Tacoma, may re
sult from new instructions just is
sued by Food Administrator
According to dispatches from
Washington today, Hoover has
wired each state administrator
that these substitutes should sell
at 10 to 20 per cent less than
wheat flour. In Tacoma they now
are selling at much more than
Pending receipt of instructions
from State Administrator Heb
berd, H. 8. Grlgigs of the Pierce
county food administration, Sat
urday withheld the weekly price
schedule. He anticipated that by
tbe first of the week a cut in
price* might be ordered.
Mr. Griggs is just back from a
conference of all county adminis
trators at Spokane. The meeting
went on record as favoring the
50-50 basis for all bakers and
will so recommend.
Dr. Lyman Wilbur, Hoover's
right-hand man, told the gather
ing that the next four months are
exceedingly critical as regards the
food situation. The only flour
that can be sent the allies, he
pointed out, is what Americans
save, all surpluses having been
says he was out
until 9:30 last
his sugar beets.
He says he.,
saved so muc i
he'll never be
able to cash It
all In. Tonight
fair and warm
IS THIS FAIR ONE
' MAN OR WOMAN?
(Special to The Times)
Rli PASO, Texas, May 11.
—He's been a perfect lady
nil his life.
All he needled was a rag
and a hank of hair.
With (hem he's fooled the
proudest and the wisest of the
'lady killers" in half a dozen
Tliis will come as a shock to
hundreds of gallants who have
paid ardent rour to "Gertrude"
Gargia, who have wined and dined
lilm, who have employed him as
salesluih and have otherwise been!
completely bamboozled by his ca
His is the most remarkable case
of masquerading on record.
"Gertrude," li.'l, und of
Mexican parentage, gulled
dealtiiient store managers of
San Francisco, II Paso and
other cities; beguiled scores
of the "lioys about town;"
hoodwinked the police of
many cities, and posed as a
cloak niod.-l in an exclusive
woman's establishment, dem
onstrating how easy it is for
Clothes to make the woman.
But "Gertrude" didn't fool Im
migration Inspector Kdward M.
Marnell, on duty at the Interna
tional bridge here when he at
tempted to come across the Amer
ican boundary from Juarez with a
(Continued on rage Eight.)
"Go to Berlin/
"Ben" Storl, the handsome Rus
sian porter at the Olympus hole:,
may know a lot about "portering, '
but lie doesn't know how to talk
to a parrot, especially an "Irish"
Ben was trying to coax Polly
(or maybe It's Paddy), Into It.-,
cage In the soc'al room of the ho
tel the other afternoon, but Pollj
wouldn't budge from off Itj pcfcll
outside the cage. So Ben started
swearing at It in Russian.
Polly fuzzed up around the neck
"You, go-go-go to B-b-b-erlln''
Ben went to—, anyway, he dio
HE CHOOSBS WORK
H. J. Qlandt, 46, charged with
vagrancy In police court Satur
day morning, was given the op
portunity to get out and get to
work or to spend 30 days In the
city Jail. He will go to work.
TACOMA, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, MAY 11,1918.
Pro - Hun!
(Sent by the Editor of The Tini"s to a personal friend, one of
the beVt informed new spapennen in Texas.)
What is the exact situation in Mexico today?
What basis have reports of Mexican soldiers
mobilizing at Tampica and at various points
on the border?
What is behind the reported confiscation meas
ures of the Carranza government affecting oil
and mineral lands?
How much of the present Mexican disorder is
due to German propaganda?
Is Carranza pro German?
EL PASO, Texas, May 11. —German agents are
drilling Mexican troops dose to the Rio Grande, <>p
positc the Big Bed district of Texas.
Mexican mobilisation Oil the border is a fact,
and is causing grave concern among American army
officers in this section.
The strength of the troops opposite the 15ig Bond
is estimated at 8,000 to 10,000, and the number is con
Most of the Mexican army men in northern Mexico
are pro-German, some of them rabidly so.
On this side of the line il is realized that an open
break, thai would lead to war, would he a triumph for
the German plotters, and hence every effort is being
made to avoid it.
it is known that at least some of tho Mexican raids in the Big
Bind district wore made in the hope that American troops would
follow the raiders across the river and into ambush.
At least one airplane is in Juarez, across the river from Xl Paso,
and Germans have been si en tinkering with it.
At the same time, well informed Americans here do not believe
that Vetiustiano Carranza. de (acta president of Mexico, is pro-Ger
man, or pro-anything but Mexican.
The situation In Mexico is simply chaotic.
Carran/.a's authority is respected by no one.
Ills only card is tin* fait that bo lias been recognized by the
United Slates, and the <!' laraf.in of President Wllaoi that the
United States will not recognize any president who succeeds to office
via the assassination route.
Carranza is a small -town man, a provincial of the narrowest
type -a selfish, grasping old autocrat,-who pretends to be a friend
of the plain people and in favor of liberal government, but who never
willingly permits any power to get out of his own hands.
The constitution adopted two years ago at Queretaro, at a con
vention dominated b\ Carranza. Is a good one in many ways, and is
e\en radical in its provisions for the protection of the rights of the
Its weakness is its denial of any rights to foreigners or to re
ligious bodies Of ministers of religion, regardless of denomination.
It contains a joker which pHnnits the president to suspend it in
times of national stress, and BMW Carranza has managed to keep It
suspended ever since it was framed.
II denies foreigners the right to own real property of any kind,
unless the foreigners, be they corporations or natural persons, agree
to surrender their right to appeal to their own governments for pro
tection of their rights.
It denies them the right to hold property of any kind and under
any circumstances within 100 kilometers of the coast or boundary of
No attempt, so far as is known, has been made to enforce any of
Its provisions. Secretary of StalP Laming has taken orcaslon to
inform Carranza that the provision respecting property rights will
not be recogniztd by the I'nitod Stales, since American citizens can-
not lawfully surrender any of thtir rights so long as they remain
citizens of this country.
Kvcr since Carranza has been in office he has looked with jealous
eye upon the Tampleo oil fields, and several times has started troops
in that direction with the view to taking possession of them, but each
time the move has been abandoned.
« Nominally the Carranza government controls the city of Tam
pico, which is tho shipping point for the oil.
The producing district itself in under control of an inde
pendent revolutionist, Manuel Paine/., who Ism hitler enemy
Palaez is a brother of the general counsel of the Aguila Co., the
great British concern of Sir Weetnian Pearson, now Ix>rd Cowdray,
and it Is generally believed the Palaez revolution was started, main
tained and financed by the oil interests to keep Carranza and his peo
ple out of the field.
The Carranza or federal troops are just as irresponsible and
dangerous as the so-called revolutionists or bandits.
The iiandits pillage and loot by virtue of their strong right
arms, the soldiers do the same things in the name of the government
If a rancher or merchant in an outlying district objects to his
property being taken by the soldiers, he is charged with being a Villa
(Continue*! On Page light.)
FOR GREENE PARK
The Y. W. C. A. will erect a
girls' clubhouse at Greene Park,
adjoining Cf nip Lewis. Thts is
being done to accommodate the 60
women now working at Greene
Park. Several hundred more soon
will be adde dto this number.
ON MOTHERS' DAT
"Mothers' Day" at Camp Lewis
will open with a call to church to
the soldiers at 9:45 a. m. Sunday.
A bulletin requesting the men to
attend one of the services to be
held at 10 o'clock at the Y. M. C.
A. and the Knights of Columbus
buildings has been issued.