THE TIMES: JUNE 13, 1918 . .
Frightful Moral Standing
Among Modern Nations
Prof. Von Tyne's Theme.
AT THE HIGH SCHOOL
Antagonism to Ideals of
Democracy Foundation of
Germany's frightful moral stand
ing in the scale of modern nations,
iher unprecedented brutalities on hu
manlty, and the reasons for her at
tempted domination of the world, were
'discussed yesterday afternoon before
the public school teachers of Bridge
port at the High School in a masterly
and convincing address by Prof. C
H. Van Tyne, head of the department
of history of the University of Michi
Professor Van Tyne discussed the
antagonistic ideals of autocracy and
democracy and also the true founda
tions of German frightfulness, which is
a state with no moral obligations. He
: showed clearly and convincingly that
Germany's method of terrorism is but
the expression of what had been
taught throughout German academic
and social life for nearly 50 years.
Germany's philosophies, religion, lit
erature, science and history, and even
her geography .arithmetic and lan
, guage all teach that they must force
themselves on the world.
It could be proven positively, the
speaker affirmed, that Germany had
Boston, June 12-Col. W.E. Thomp
son, acting commandant of troops in
Halifax, conferred today with, officers
of the British and Canadian recruit
ing mission regarding a campaign to
obtain several thousand volunteers for
military camps in Nova Scotia. The
campaign, which will be waged vigor
ously in New England, Col. Thompson
explained, wil sltart just ahead of an
official announcement as to the .draft
agreement between the United States,
Great Britain and Canada which will
make possible the drafting of British
subjects in this country between the
ages of 18 and 40.
It also is the intention of -the mis
sion to fill the ranks of depot bat
talions in New Brunswick with Cana
dians from New England, as many of
the New Brunswick troops have join
ed commands over seas.
LAST SIX MONTHS
Washington. June 13 In the last
si months J25,173,417 has been spent
by the government on additions, and
improvements to the hospital estab
lishments of the army. The new
buildings consist of hospitals, conval
escent barracks.inflrmaries and nurses"
quarters, and the figures given repre
sent only work that has been, finished
or which is nearing completion.
To both of the hospitals at Cam?.
Gordon and Camp Dodge a' 500-bea
addition, including officers' and
nurses quarters, has been built at a'
cost of $550,000.
Additional two-story ward convales
cent foarrracks are being provided at
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utrike hard in the game of war, aim
for world dominion and crush any na
tion that opposed her ambition. Ger
man authorities on national ideals and
philosophy, he quoted, show that "we
Hohenzollerns take our spirit from
'God and must give account of our her
itage to Him. In times of danger di
vine providence has always sent a Ho
henzollern. The German soul is
Professor Van Tyne said that in
1900 the Kaiser declared, "nothing
should be settled in this world with
out the intervention of the German
emDeror." Also that the Teutonic
race believes it is called upon to make
all other races servile.
The speaker showed how the Ger
man people had been taught as a na
tion that they are a super-creation of
; mankind; that they must force the
German language on the world, and
aim tiget possession of Africa, the
East, Central Europe and the West so
as to have an empire commensurate
with their power. They were not to
mind such things as the Monroe Doc
trine, treaties and international boun
daries; simply take whatever was in
the German scheme of world domin
ion. Kaiser Wilhelm has written in his
diary, "considering myself an instru
ment of the Lord I heed not the
preaching of the day but go my way!"
Both Bismarck and Frederick the
i Great boasted of their skill in deceit.
Dr. Van Tyne said.
The speaker told of the years he
spent in Germany, sWOying under
three of that nation's most eminent
scholars, and of the impressions gain
ed while there. He went to Germany,
he said, thinking no country equal to
: it. As he came to appreciate her
government and to study the German
people, however, the conviction grew
upon him strongly, he said, that the
i content of the German people was at
the expense of their freedom; they
'were so over-awed by militarism and
In Germany, he said, the State
.knows no moral obligation. Courtesy,
decency and the spirit of humility are
not expected, unless they have eco
nomic value and pay the State.
Living among the Germans was al
most uncanny, he said, so sure were
they of their divine right and supe
riority. Their strength is a strength
without restraint, he emphasized, and
;he thought the sooner the world knew
this fact the better it would be for all
Professor Van Tyne showed that the
leading modern nations of the world
have for centuriestbeen trying to make
war chivalrous, but Germany mean
while was teaching that terrorism is a
necessary principle in war. Ambas
sador Gerard, the speaker said, shows
in his recent book that Germany has
for 50 to 60 years taught moral ter
rorism in both her academic and so
Dr. Van Tyne said that America
loves success, while Germany loves
terrorism; that Germany had boasted
she could conquer the world with her
87.000,000 population, but America
with her 100,000,000 would make im
possible that cherished dream, he be
lieved. . He compared the gift of Germany
to the American government of a
statue of Frederick the Great, to the
(gift toy France of the Statue of Lib
erty, and showed how truly were those
gifts representatives of the givers:
Germany, divine right and egotism;
France, liberty, equality and frater
nity. "If brave, bleeding, glorious France,
and courageous, stalwart England are
(starving into submission America
I must go on," he exclaimed in closing.
i "We must give up all our energies, if
need be, to see to it that the world
is made safe for democracy
Prof. C. H. Van Tyne of Michigan
! University, received his education in
' both American and German univer
Isities, and for some time lectured in
.French universities for the Harvard
foundation. He is an editor of the
"American Historical Review," a fel
low of the Royal Historical Society of
Great Britain, and the author of sev
eral histories. He is now on leave of
absence, lecturing for the National
Superintendent Samuel J. Slawson
iOf the public schools, introduced Pro
i f essor Van Tyne, and thanked the
teachers of Bridgeport for their faith
ful attendance at the series of lec
tures started last fall, of which yes
terday's address was the closing. -
The superintendent said that the
(Schools -would be closed on June 21,
circus day, and, further, that the
present school year would close on
June 28. .
base hospitals, adding from 300 to 900
beds to each hospital. The total esti
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179,000. Umbrella sheds to connect
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At each National Army cantonment
two regimental infirmaries have been
erected.while one regimental infirmary
has been constructed at each National
Guard camp and remount depot. The
total cost of these is estimated at
At National Guard camps and Na
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firmary operatng buildings have been
erected at an estimated cost of $912,-
000. A dental infirmary and an eye,
ear, nose and throat clinic have been
erected at each National Guard camp,
at a total cost of $139,200.
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now nearing completion at Camp Mer
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cost about $2.20,000 Is being done at
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Hartford, June 12 The camp of
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be known as Camp Locke, according
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Promotions announced are: First
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MADE BY BOICE
Winsted, June 12 A public apology
signed by Frank Boice of Lime Rock,
to First Lieut. Walter K. Stone of Co.
M, Fllrli iregiment, C. S. G.. and to
other officers and persons unnamed,
printed today by a local newspaper.
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in the future."
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