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The Greeneville Daily Sun, Saturday June 1, 101$. The Greeneville Daily Sun PUBLISHED DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY. W. R. LYON, Editor and Proprietor. Subscription Rates: Daily Subscription By carrier, 10c" a week; 40c a month. By mail outside of Greeneville, 40c a month; 75c for 3 months; $1.50 for 6 months; $3.00 for the year. Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or repuation of any person, firm or corporation which may appear in the columns of this paper will be glady cor- J rected if brought to the attention of the editor. Stop Look! Listen. Buy War Savings Stamps. When good sense is found in a man everybody leans on it. Now it's "Keep the Gasoline Burning,' instead of "the home fires." Reason isn't our only guide. We all have a few Baving prejudices. There will be a total eclipse of the sun in the afternoon of June 8. . Don't git scairt! Next Wednesday, June 5, is registration day for all youths becoming 21 years of age since last June. Josh Billings says that a man who can wear a collar a whole week and keep it clean ain't fit for anything else. Passenger fares on railroads will be increased to 3 cents per mile June 15; freight rates will be increased 25 per cert. Men and women are but children of larger growth. They only learn not to weep so much when their feelings are hurt A woman takes pleasure in the art of being pleasant when she is cross ; a man is too lazy and stubborn to make the effort. Now for another "Battle of the Marne." Here's hop ing that the German hordes may be chedced again at this river and driven back. Little Bobby was looking at the picture of Elijah going to heaven in a chariot of fire. Pointing to the halo about the prophets head, Bobby exclaimed: "See, manfma, he's carrying an extra tire." Hindenburg evidently has Paris as his goal in the pres ent drive. While it must be admitted that he has made some rapid advancement toward Paris within the past week, he will discover that the rough end of his journey is yet to come. Only two more days left in which to secure your season tickets for the big Chautauqua. You will regret it if you neglect to secure a ticket which .will admit You to the full week's entertainment at the special rate at which they are now being offered. There's one good thing we see about the war, and that is the spirit of unselfishness growing on us. Everybody pays more to the church and gives more readily to every good cause that comes to us for help. And after all, it's what we give that counts. Doing Two Bits. "You seem pretty proud, Rastus, about giving 25 cents to the Red Cross." "Yassuh," replied Mr. Erastus Pinkley, 'I is. Talk about doin' yo' bit I done my two bits." j We are not responsible for what appears in the columns of The Daily Sun regarding the municipal election appear ing under the heading of advertising. Matter appearing in these columns is furnished and paid for by manager of the two candidates for mayor. In a fight among its cit izens, The Sun desires to remain strictly neutral. The man who is. able but unwilling to do his part in helping to win this war is unworthy of the respect of his fellowman. Whether he dies soon or lives long he will never recover from the contempt in which he is held. The war between the states closed more than fifty years ago and those who did not do their duty still carry the mark of contempt and disrespect Dispatches from the front whic tell of the activity of American artillery do not mean that guns made in America are at work. They mean that foreign guns, sup plied to us by our allies and manned by our troops, are firing foreign shells at the enemy. Some time, of course we shall have our own shells. But in view of the finding of the Senate committee that the gun situation is as bad as the aircraft situation, that time is yet in the distance. Today the situation calls for drastic action. The I. W. W. stands revealed in all its hellish character. It is the Irolsheviki of America attempting to do in this country whf.t the Russian anarchists did after tho revolution there. The time ha? corre for the American government to wipe out the L W. W., the "nonpartisan league," the radical Socialists and all other un-American and anti-American onrsnhation? on this continent Never was the govern ment better able to do this than row and never was the tfrrpfr of the peon!.? in mere complete sympcthy with sn..h a work of r&tionel koufeclesninff. THE ELEMENTS OF VICTORY. -Quite naturally the world's eyes are turned toward the battle line in France, where the commotion is greatest and the noise loudest. But it may' be a eerious question whether the most important elements of the war are not elsewhere. , Strategic advantages may show conclusively to experts that one side or the other is entitled to be re garded as victor, but the vanquished one goes on as though nothing had happened. The only effect of battles and series of battles has been to change the scenes of ac tion. History tells us that in previous wars the issue was finally decided as a rule by power in action. But not al ways, even when it was comparatively easy for nations to discover the extent of their resources in developing power. In the minor campaigns of this war, immense superior ity of brute force enabled the Germans, assisted by allied shortsigntedness, to snuff out Belgium, Serbia and Rou mania. But in the bigger struggles, it seems to be impos sible for the great adversaries to wield all their power in such fashio nas to destroy the opposing power. Germany could not beat the opposing armies even when the latter were demoralized. Germany and Austria-Hungary com bined could not crush Italy when the opportunity to do so was open. How muih harder is it, for Germany to beat the compact and highly organized armies of France and Britain? There seems to be a limit beyond which organi zation cannot go, be it ever so efficient It is still a slave to time, space, the power of gravitation, and the "hu man element' that throws all plans off the track at the critical moment While France and Great Britain hold their communi cations it need not be feared that Germany can defeat them. Germany's military power is dependent upon many factors which are overlooked in the excitement of one of her tremendous drives. If given time, Germany might utilize Russia as a reservoir for men as the allies can use the United States. But there is no time. Germany must win now or never. She must break out of the steel ring that keeps her from the oceans, or all her effort is vain, for the allies .having the use of the earth's waters, can carry the war on indefinitely and prosper while doing so, whereas Germany cannot live forever on her own reserve at ; The , necessity for relief is shown by the well-nigh frantic efforts of the Germans. They are now throwing m mesn who have just recovered their breath after the disastrous attack of March and April. The drive to war dthe Marne and to the westward is a desperate affair, far more desperate on Germany's part than on the part of the defenders. Probably within another day or two the bulk of the American forces will have been shifted from their quiet sector to aid the allies to the northwest ward. But whether the Americans are engaged or not, the opposition encountered by the invaders as they work nearer to Paris becomes stronger and stronger, and the position of the enemy becomes more dangerous. Germany is overlooking no possible chance to obtain a sea outlet She has compelled Finland and Russia to agree to a pargain that will give Germany a submarine base on the Murman coast, whence the U-boats may work from the Arctic into the North Sea. The so-called gov ernment of Russia has consented to this arrangement on condition that Finland shall yeild up two forts in the Bal tic, both of which, however, are to be dismantled on or ders from Germany. The enemy intrigues in far eastern Russia are indefa tigably endeavoring to gain control of a Pacific outlet. Cen. Seneroff. the antibolsheviki leader, is checkmating the Germans quite successfully in cooperation with China and Japan, bu: now Russia makes demands upon China which, if granted, will thrust Semenoff from Manchurian soil. These demands are inspired, of course, by Germany, as are all of the antiallied moves of the Russian govern ment. It seems probable that Japan must be permitted to take a firm grip upon the situation in the Far East, in behalf of all the allies and Russia. The Russians object co Japanese interference, but it is a question how' far this objection is inspired by Germany. The allies hold the seas. They have the German em pire in a vise. Not a German vessel dare be seen on the surface of the waters, and very few of them dare sulk be neath. The submarine, Germanys' greatest weapon, greater than her armies in determining the fate of man kind, has been beaten. The Old and New World hold un ntcrrupted communication. This means that civilization ran accumulate the materials required for sustained war fare, and can keep German naval and commercial fleets off the oceans. The war now being a war of natons, it is not difficult to foresee the end if the observer will take a position sbove the smoke of battle and somewhat re moved from the thunder of the captains and the shouting. Washington Pot The serious situation on the western front at the pres ent time, and the. eagerness with which news from the front is now being read, should make the Daily Sun more appreciated by the citizens of Greeneville. As evidence of the service we are reciving, we had the news of the sinking of the big transport and the Germans having reached the Marne by wire Friday afternoon for our patrons. This news came out this morning in the Knox ville papers. We are at least fifteen hours ahead of any other newspaper in furnishing news from the battle front and happenings of any important nature throughout the country generally. m Brand Whitlock, United States minister to Eel- states: "A platoon was called up, the colonel in com mand gave the word to fire, and the gray soldiers in cold blood shot down these ninety persons as they stood hud dled together, twelve under six years, six of whom were babies in their mother's arms." Think of it! Can you imagine anything- more horrible. Can you imagine a peace agreement with such beasts? 7o ne'l with the Kaier and all who sympathize with such a system. m i J & X m II 1 a A. -s I . i j w y l ' u rsv. MUSIC 3 Take Yo Vacation at ome A 100 Program Sir Ma Foster Fraser . England's most famous war cor respondent Recently with the French on the Flanders' front Margery Maxwell Gifted Soprano of the Chicago Grand Opera Co. Capt George Fred'k Campbell The man who brought down 18 . German aeroplanes, and who lost his entire family in the great war. The Chocolate Soldier Greatest of all modern light operas. 30 people in the cast. Beautiful stage setting and lighting effects. Dunbar's Revue Featuring Grand Parade of Allies. Mrs. Christine Frederick Nationally known authority on household war economy. Alfred Kilts Bergen and assisting artists. Oney Fred Sweet Frank MalhoIIand Clarissa Karrold Lou J. Beauchamp The Humorous Phllospher" Creation Orchestra 100 War Posters Raemaekers War Cartoons Chancellor Bradford Chicago Orchestral Band No Trunks to Pack No Baggage to Check No Hot Rides on Dusty Trains Get the Most Out of 7 Grand y Vacation Days All the pleasures of a big week's rest with loads of Fun, Music, Inspiration, Education and Relaxation, to last you for the rest of the year, at the edpath Chautauqua "Right at Your Door9' All for $2.50 and the 10 War Tax See Detailed Program for farther Information IREDPATH CHAUTAUQUAEgj GREENEVILLE CHAUTAUQUA, 'JUNE 4th to 11th 1 1 ; J A m pleAhe2tr (ad.wocn;. net'. Youi nrirrH.Mf ,wbo are Ribiectf .to filt of e)ni cMr' of hht l MVir 4 i ' ' 'Mat g t mttM mi -mom?'.;"! J:j."l. Ban. ft (U, Ihr AV La Jtif 1 1 BSeaMfprour rtrtagUTt f V The First National Bank Only National Bank in the County. We appreciate your business. ONE DOLLAR will start an account with us. We invite the accounts of young men. We make an effort to please our custo ners. We issue statements once each month. We put our Cashier and President under heavy bonds in a Surety Com pany for our customers' protection. We carry bur glar and hold-up insurance for the protection of our customers. We have a Savings Department. GEO. W. DOUGHTY, Pres. J. E. HACKER, V-Pres. THOS. D. BRABSON, Cash. L. C. WILLIS, A. Cash. THE MUNICIPAL ELECTION The editor of the Sun is not re sponsible1 for anything that may ap pear in this column. This space is bought and paid for by friends of Mr. C. G. Armitage, candidate for Mayor. C. G. Armitage says, if elected mayor, he will give the town the best buisenss administration of which he is capable. C. G. Armitage says, if elected mayor, it is his purpose to give due consideration to the will of the peo ple. ; You can make no mistake in vot ing for Armitage. It means a clean and open administration. RINCES' THEATRE -TODAY- THEDABARA -IN- 'TheForbiddenPath" MONDAY VVm. Duncan And Carol Holloway -IN- "Vengeance & The Woman" llth Episode Citizens of Greeneville, you are stochholders in the town and entitled to know its condition. Mr. Armitage pledges quarterly financial reports, and he is trained by business to make such reports. Vote for him for Mayor. MICKIE SAYS: Vote for Charlie Armitage for Mayor. Do vou want a business administra tion? Vote for a business man for Mayor Charlie Armitage. If you want the busines sof the town attended to, vote for a man trained to business Charlie Armitage. Yessir, we sent you a statement SURE! We know yer good fer it an intend to pay. The firms we buy our paper an' ink from know WE'EE good, but we got to pay em every thirty er sixty days jest the same, so we gotta git our money when it's due too, e we can't pay our bills, see! j Aain't it for.hy, how when a feller pit sore an stops his paper, he acts s-arpried because we don't all bust out into tears and har.g CRAPE on the door? 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