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ONE CENT Two Cents Outside of Tacoma. VOL. XV. NO. 148. YANKS IN FIRST GAS DRIVE FRENCH HURL BACK VICIOUS ATTACK ON RHEIMS U.S. Women ;i lid Farmers 'Saved War,'-Hoover EIHTOn'S ROTE —Hi\ month* a«o Herbert Hoover gave our Uii-lmiKtoii bureau (lie only exclusive, Interview obtained from him since lie has been on the jol>. Xow he has tome ncroM with a .ms on.l. He tells you sumi'iliiiiK you didu'l know b*roN —facts about the fooil lihPis in Kntcland while our shippinK was c.<l up. And his interview Im HHle shor< of sensational in that he has 1.-isl.i-il out Hi his critic* In a blunt way that luis not been equaled by any man in public life here. "Gnats" he cmIN them. ~ —•*.' Special Dispatch From Washington Bureau of The Tacoma Times, Written by Milton Bronner. * WASHINGTON, D. C- June 10.—"Last year we Invented a llogan to the effect that food would win the war. "It is a matter of simple truth to tell the American housewife and the American farmer that American food this spring saved the war." This statement was given me by the coinmandcr-in chief of the greatest volunteer army in the history of the globe. He hold, his commission from President Wilson, and such powers as he has were given by an ungenerous congress, but his soldiers of the common • good were not drafted. : They number not. millions, but 1 tens of millions, because they are the farmers who raised the food and women who saved it. Of course, the general 1 am quoting Is Herbert C. Hoover, national food administrator. The last time 1 had an extended talk with him for readers of The Times was six months ago. Every prediction he made then has been verified. He said the allies would need 140,000,000 bushels of our wheat and that our housewives would save it. And it came to pass 100 per cent. Maybe Hoover is physically and mentally tired after bis Rrincl of (Continued on rage Five.) Start Third Term Boom For Wilson (I n1i..l rreM I r:i«.-.l Wire.) INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., June 19.J —The movement for the re-elee-] tion of Woodrow Wilson as presi- j dent of the United States in 1920 was launched at the Indi ana democratic convention today. The first speaker to declare for the re-election of Wilson was Samuel M. Ralston, former goy ' .ernor and permanent chairman of the convention. He said he would not stand he hind a precedent that would in terfere with efficiency in carry ing on the war or that would deny* the country the best ability in the reconstruction period to follow the war. "I maintain, therefore, that the exigencies of the ttMM cn.ll for the renomination and re-election in 1920 of Woodrow Wilson," de clared Ralston. Vice President Thomas R. Marshall, temporary chairman of the convention, and the platform adopted called upon the people of the nation to stand by the presi dent and highly commended the war acts of the administration. Want Women As Janitors Commissioner of Public Works Roy H. Harrison has vacancies for three women for janitor work in the city hall. Good paying posi tions are open for strong, husky women who can help "keep the city hall in order." The work consists of eight hours, the women going on shift at 3 p. m. and finishing at 11 p. m The Tacoma Times TACOMAN ! WOUNDED IN ACTION In the marine*' casualty list for Wednesday Ujere ap |H\we«l the names of several Washington men, among them, under tin- list of sc \<-ri-l> wounded, that of I'i-inl \cninan, who liveil at 026 South X street, Tacoma. Newman, who was an employe of the Lotus cafe while here, en listed several months ago with the marines and was sent to France, where lie saw active duty for some weeks before he was in jured. Newman h;is no living relatives that are known. The army casualty 11.-t bore the name of Oscar Benson of Yelm, Wash., reporting him to lie se verely wounded. As none of the local recruiting stations have any record of Ben son, It Is very I'kely that lie was with the national guard of the national army. Marine*. Marine casualties reported to day total 130, divided as follows: Killed in action, 30; died of wounds, 7; died of disease, 1; wounded severely, 92. Westerners listed: Killed in action: Frank WJII -iam A<l dan to, Marcus, Wash. Died of wounds received in ac tion: Donald E. Erickson, Los Angeles. Wounded severely in action: Karle Jones, Minneapolis, Minn.; Corp. Herbert Hinda Churchill, Minneapolis, Minn.; Fred New man, Tacoma, Wash.; -Herbert L. Short well, Denver, Colo.; George E. Roberts, Spokane, Wash.; Corp. Herbert B. Woodruff, Sedro-Wool ley. Wash. War Department. The war department announced 144 casualties, divided as follows: Killed In action, 28; died of wounds, 12; died of airplane acci dent, 2; died of disease, 8; died of accident and other causes, 3; wounded severely, 87; wounded slightly, 1; missing in action, 1; prisoners, 2. Westerners named were: Killed in action: Elmer C. Ed- Ron, Idaho; Ira Evens, Bissell, Wash. Died of airplane accidents: Unit. Donald A. Bigelow, Hotel St. Francis, San Francisco. D'ed of accidents and other causes: Cook Arthur W. Daven port, Barnard, Moot. Wounded severely: William J. Curlett, San Francisco; Albert Gibbons, Hood River, Ore.; Oscar A Little Pill-Now Eat It, Bill! OFFENSIVE FAILURE, IS ADMISSION ilolini I»r»a l.raatd Win.) ROME, June 19. —Enemy of ficers, captured in yesterday's fight in;;, admitted today that the Austrian offensive lias failed, a semi-official statement said. Both Austrian officers and men captured are profoundly affected by the enormous losses and their failure to attain a single objec tive. The enemy's casualties has been tremendous. The 27th and 32nd enemy divisions, withdrawn from the Mount Grappa region were re duced to a few thousands. On the Montello crest, the 31et division lost 2,000 men. Here a small Italian assault group penertated the enemy lines and wounded and captured Maj. Gen. yon Kron- taut, division com mander, who died in a hospital. The 106 th Hungarian infantry regiment was entirely wiped out. The Hth enemy division oper ating in the Candelu sector, suf fered frightful losses. WEATHER FORECAST We atherman Cover keeps on predicting "wanner," but we haven't no ticed it, have you? However, Mr. Weather roan, Sat's Bear has no kick on the kind of sunshine you're handing out. Fair tonight. Fair and warmer Thursday. Benson, Yelm, Wash; Frank C. Crawford, McMinnvllle, Or.; Louis Burwell Fleet, Glendora , Cal.; Marion C. Hampton, Franklin, Ida.; Geo A. McCollum, Battle ground, Wash.; Ray W. Miner, lone. Cal.; Jos. F. Rounaltl, En glewood, Cal. THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA. Today's War Summary, by United Press Italian Front Austria has thrown practically Its entire offensive strength — about 1.f100.000 moil —Into thr Italian offensive. lluly -111! has great forces In reserve. The otTonsivo evidently has de generated Into a nibbling proccil, wlilch cannot be productive uf im poitdiit results, and the British, French and Italians appear to be gradually stealing the Initiative from tlic Austi tans. Marne Front An attack by ;!Ii,GOO Germany last night, In an effort to take Rhrims "at any price." wus com pletely repulsed by the French, who Inflicted heavy casualties. Picardy Front British made a successful raid on tho western portion of the front, and frustrated an enemy raid on the northern portion. Germany Italian aviators bombed Frie derick.ohafeii on the eastern shores of Lake Constance Saturday. The meat ration in Bavaria has been cut In half. Austria-Hungary Foreign Minister Burlan, In an Interview, Bald the central empires do not desire world domination and admitted they could not at tain it .anyway, Rumania King Ferdlnanfl, addressing parliament, said Humanla was forced to withdraw from the war to escape utter exhaustion. U REGENT FUEL HEAD (I nllr.l l'rr.» I rii.r.l Wire.) SEATTLE, Juno 19.—Wlnlock W. Miller, agent of the University of Washington and a capitalist of Seattle, has been appointed state fuel administrator, to succeed David Whitfonii), who left several weeks ago for Washington, D. C, to become executive secretary to the national fuel administration. Miller la a native son of Wash ington state, the son of the late Gen. Winlock W. Miller, banker. TEUTONS STRONGEST ON PIAVE tCDIIM Preu i..««ni Wire.) LONDON, June 19. —Allied j forces still retain the initiative in the mountain area of the Italian' front, while the Austrians con tinue their efforts at both ex tremes of the Piave line, it wan indicated in last night'ti official statements. The Italians also maintain an advantage at certain points along the river. While the greatest strategic danger to the Italians lay in the assault on their mountain de fenses, as a major Austrian MO -cess there would compel with drawal of the armies along the Piave and probably evacuation of Venice and Trevlso, thp com bined British, French and Italian forces have stopped the enemy in their tracks. The Huns, therefore, have shifted their « lforts to acquisition of II Montello, the crest guard ing the northern end of the Have line, and to the marshland along the lower Piave. In both these areas, the Aus trians, who are employing close to a million men in the entire drive, have registered their greatest gains. They have ad vanced a maximum distance of three miles over Montello, occu pying two-thirds of the highland. On the Ki-mile front between Fossa Ha and the sea, they have penetrated four miles, reaching the Fosetta canal at a point about midway between the Piave and Sile rivers. RELKASE MRS. BIBOH (I i.li.d Prm Leased Wire.) KEY WEST, Pla., June 19.— Mrs AdDlphus Busch was re leased by the federal authorities here today and will leave tonight in a private car for St. Louis. It is ' understood that Mrs Bu«ch is prostrated by the ordeal she has gone thru since leaving Germany. JINK 9STH TACOMA WASHINGTON, WKDNKSDAY, JUNE 19, 1918. Enemy Losses Are Big Dispatch From Frank f J. Taylor. By United IVr-s l,< kniil Wire. « _i WITH THE AMERICAN AIt.MY, IN LORRAINE, Jum It.- The fir.-t Anicricun nay projector at tack was launched anainst the : (ierman troops north Of Tonl this Moralag, evidently casting heavy casualties. The boche losses were added to; Whea, in attempting a retaliatory! attack, the wind blew the Uer-| man tfas back Into their own trenches. American etmineirs using American made projntois, dls charged 1,0O() Anirrii ;,ij-iii:i<lc ■halll into a Miit'll Qamafl ai<a The projectors were fired liy elec tricity. The (iennans were taken com-1 pletHy by mrpflaa. The gu at tack was followed liy an intense artillery harrapp, lifter which Hie boches. frantically shelled the American positions. The unsuccessful (ierinan cas attack followed their artillery bombardment. RESERVES AWAITING THE WORD (I nlit-il Prena f.ramri «Vlre.) IX>NIM>N, June 10.—The Kalians have 1.-uy fin.es of MHfni lit slr.-iH'uir |x>ints Inn i. of the bjUllcfront, rciuly to fliiiK into (hf Hgtrtim simsiM Hi.- Austriuu drive In'- MM seriously hk-iihi nr: it was li-:n ih-iI untliurilatively (<xlaj. In the Foi-saltii rPßion, Hie Ital ians pushed the Aiistrinns back to the Piave river urnl cantured Capodurgine, cuttinp off the Aus trians in tho Neolo salient (four miles west of the river). Hut tho Italian* later were forced to fall Imck to the PoIUU line, still retaining a gum of a kilometer (about two thirds of a mile I. Tlie Austrians have made a fur ther Blight gain at Boutello. Northwest to Organize Its War Industries .1 iiiini I'rtu !,<•!>.i.i wire.) SEATTLE, June 19.—The first steps toward the organization of the Northwestern Industrial zone, one of 20 established by the war industries board for the division and co-ordinating of war work among all the industrial plants of the country, will be taken at a meeting called by President Al bert J. Ithorit's, president of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, and temporary chairman of the district, for Monday, June 24. The president* of the cham bers of the nine industrial cen ters of the northwest, which will probably form the basis of or ganization within the zone, have been requested to meet In Seattle. The cities Included are Taco ma, Portland, Walla Walla, Spo kane. Great Falls, Untie, Helena and Boise. Had a Western Union employe snubbed I President Wilson as Newcomb Carlton, ■ head of the concern, did, he would be in jail ■ now on a charge of sabotage. It is not too j late to intern Carlton, for the period of the i j war. \ Night Edition $1,000,000 MORTGAGE ON TRIBUNE The Tribune Publishing Co. has voted a |1,t06,004 loan for tin' purchase of the Taioma Daily ami Weekly Lodgar and the Daily News from S. V I'erkins. This was d:-close,! in a $1, --iiiio.odo Bortgmgo tile<i Tvmtmy eveniiiß by Frank S. Maker to se cure tlio first tnortnaKe six per c!-nt bond issue. A bill of sale involving Ilie transfer of tlie eitire property was filed at the same time. What the actual consideration! was in tlio purchase of the I'erkins ne-A spapers is BOi disclosed. Tlic | U'll of sale UK'iilions tlie consid eration as $10, while tlie mortgage contiiins the provision that $7.'". --(JIKI worth of the interest-bearing Itonds sliall lie turned over to ParktM by tin- Fidility Trust C 0.,1 tlio trnslci'. Proper!) >loi-1«:i^i«l. The entire property of tbe .News and LotCtr, witli its tele-! graph MTVIM liamhiv. tlip entile jnewspaper plant ami machine iv. advertiw'ng contrai t>\ MtMCrlp tion lists, teOOUOI hooks, airounU and bills receivable, their putron ftgO iind good will, aro Riven as •-e --curity. Also the entire capital storl of tlie Ivodgor —51 sliaies of $l,(lO(i, par vuluo ciicli. and 4.'> shares (if News stock at the same par \al.nv In addition the Tribune* fran chise and membership in the I"nit ed Press association is gi'i-n as se en rity. TIM bonds are rlatod from the first of July and will fall due every year beginning July 1, lf>L'S, until July 1. 19.17. Must Pay Off s.-.iiu i Tlio mortgage provides that all the net earnings secured by the Tribune Publishing Co. after pay ing all operating expenses Khali be applied cai h year to the taking up and redi million of the bonds. The BlortßM* ta held to be a first l'p.n on the entire net profits of Urn Tribune PubtUhlßl Co. un til $.",oii.oiio of the bonds shall have been iiaid off and cam riled, and thereafter the mortgage and IxHids remaining will lie a flrnt lien on one-half tho not profit*. PLANNING CAR PROBE PROGRAM To map out a program for the committee of 2,"i citizens to fol low in conducting their Inveßtiga tion of Urn street car situation in Tacoma, a sub-committee of five men were to meet Wednesday afternoon in the office of Arthur G. Prichard. The members of the sub-com mittee are Judge 0. G. EIHk, ,T. H. Holme, H. C. Boyle. C. R. Harrett and I'richard. They will make recommendations on how the evi dence in the investigation Rhall be gathered and how testimony shall be taken. Srott Z. Henderson, chairman of the committee of 25, has out lined definite plan of procedure, but will Ruhroit it to the com mittee as a suggestion before mnking it pulilic. Give up your luxuries that the kaiser may be made to give up his ambitions. 36,000 Men In Attack • I mini Prru I rn-rrt Wire.) I'AHIS, June u>. — A d<w. |WIH|C OMHI .llli'llipl tO lake Itlii'ims al any price" liixt ni-lii was i i.nipli-i<ly I'll* I. «* I in I lie defenders, the I rein li hw offiie auiiounred lixiny. The assault was made on a 15 --mile front hetween Vri(?ny and Fort Nal'omitelle, fonninn a com plete half firrle aljout tlio city on the north front, east to went. Thirty-Mix thousand Hermans participated In Urn repeated at tacks. "Ypstenlay at fi p m., th© Ger mans launched a violent artillery bombardment on the whole Itheims front from Vrlpny to oast ward of I'ort l.a I'oiupolle," th» communique sai<i. (Vrluny is five niilos west and lllKbtlj south or Itheims. For LaPompelta is in a corresponding position to the eastward.) "Herman infantry attacked the French positions between thoaa two points. The French resisted the enemy Uttttltl with full sue- MM. "Hetween Vrigny and Ormes I two miles east of Vrigny) the (lerm.ins weri' stnpjipd by tho French fire and hurled hack sev eral times upon their lineß of de parture. They were unable to reach the I'reinh lines at any lime. "In >'■■■ vicinity of UlieLnift tlieri' Wtm vioU-nt righting, with lici«\y MMM) !<>ssp«. The OMMM MN ri'imlMxl ev rr)Hln>rr tlierr. "TO the eastward of ltheims, the rigliting resulted to the ad vauta-e of the French. The Ger mans who penetrated the wood 'northeast of Sillery (two mllea south of h'ort l.aPonipelle) were hniliil hack b\ a Kronen counter attack. "Prisoners taken in the Rhelma raglOD declare the town was at- Uck«d by three divisions i ..c.OOO ineti I and was to he taken tb« IUM night, 'a' any price.' " riULKOTHE Greetings, have you said God ppeed to your soldier? (Hit- interesting thing about •I■ • - raiti- in i.-iiii >>.nl rule-, i* iii.ii U.ill -in i i fit-is not K«"t it- Jeremiah O'l^eary, charged with treason, is pleading some brand of insanity. Architect Darmer, whose right* to citizenship are in jeopardy, l"made a fool of himself," accord ing to his own lawyer. It Is tit least an encouraging s!gn when they admit it. Wo quoted the laOy next door as waving "Aiivttodjr c'n Ix-iit a «•!<«*, but you can't fx-ul Time." \V«wloy Myws poMt<-ar<l* la to rlinh- the I. n. il. Hays any niUNic i< .11 in i ran. The Huns are talking some mori about sending the fleet out to battle. They're a great deal wlaer than we Americans are willing to admit. They never do anything more than talk about It. Says the lady next door: "I never heard tell uv a feller li • v in' a headache an' a bad llvar frum goin' home early." Tin- Council of NftliOMl lii-fciivr in wiring folk U> cot out Christmas Kif!s thin y«wr. flood work. \V<' know m wuw. an wlm rut lux list of 40 clear riou-a to .<W laat <'Jirinttnaa, ob account of tfae wmr.