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Not occasionally, but EVERY DAY, The Times brings you something big, something vital, something entertaining that the others don't bring. lc A COPY IN TACOMA; 2c OUTSIDE. VOL. XV. NO. 116. Yank Guns Smash Hun Gas Attack (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 lightning-like raid. 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 French. 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 masks. 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- Wllllll. 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 WEALTHY SLACKERS 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 their Income. 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 barrage. 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 tion. 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. retire. j , 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 attend." • • • 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 were speakers. take over the marshalship of the parade, and will have charge of organizing it. 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 districts. 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 mothers. 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 possible. Tell Mother your smaller troubles—she wants to help you. ' 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. BORGLUM CHARGES FRAMEUP 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 gram. | 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 M contracts. 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 personal advantage. He repeated his chaises of the! mismanagement of aircraft pro duction and asked why a billion dollars in 11 months had produced no planes. TAIKOTHE TIMES Greetings, how would you like to be a I'-Ikim.*? Neither'd we. 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 loan! Aftei reading tne horrible do tails of various German proceed ings we return thanks to Mr. Gut tenburg, who invented niotabln type. 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 ladies. Wonderful — Our Mothers! 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 all, forever. And fighting beside each man is an enlisted Mother. 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 dea tne.ss. We hear much of the importance of an army's morale. 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 mothers. 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. FLOUR SUBSTITUTES 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 Hoover. 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 flour. 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 exhausted. WEATHER FORECAST Balmy Benny says he was out until 9:30 last night planting his sugar beets. He says he., saved so muc i daylight that he'll never be able to cash It all In. Tonight fair. Sunday fair and warm er. THREE GUESSES; IS THIS FAIR ONE ' MAN OR WOMAN? FOOLS LADY KILLERS OF TWO LANDS (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 states. 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 jolery. 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/ Parrot Tells Hotel Porter "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" one. 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 and screeched: "You, go-go-go to B-b-b-erlln'' Ben went to—, anyway, he dio appeared. 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. Carranza Weak; Not Pro - Hun! A TELEGRAM (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 stantly growing. 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 individual .Mexican. 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 another country. 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 of t'arrmiai. 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.) GIRLS' CLUBHOUSE 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. Night Edition THE ANSWER CAMP SERVICES 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.