American Navy will solve the Sub Problem

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to American Navy Aided by British Experts To Solve U-Boat Question On* ARTHUR H. POLLEN. . 1flf17. Th« Tribun* two pwscedis* articles b*ve es- d the foUor*ia* two proposi- tions- First, if the German submarine efficiency i» maintained at its present the shipping of the world, de- , «olt* every ton that can -be built, wiu blT reduced by February, 1919, to less than three-fourths and only Just over two-thirds of its present amount. As It Is a Question whether, after such a deototton, the allies can continue the: war. or whether America can intervene, and a» if is certain that the tonnage eanoot go far below this point and laave England, Franc*, Russia and Italy with sufficient supplies for carry- tny'on the campaign, it is clear that Europe and America may be compelled to compromise, lor the simple, but suf- ficed reason that the communications of the forces in Frasce will virtually boon severed. Anti-Sub Plans Fail. Secondly, we saw that such measures as to arm merchant ships, to improve their flotation, to patrol the danger swae a»fi to convoy ships over it, added to all the present means of blocking tUe submarine's progress by nets and mines, of hunting it down by aircraft ««dt destroyers, while mitigating the nuisance, bold out no promise of solv- ing the problem that faces us. We have been compelled to say that the »atl-submarine campaign, though it has difficult task that mak«s the headship of th« American wwy--whether it is held by one man or by many--by all odds the most important military office in the world today. For it is on the Tightness of the American naval policy, on the swiftness and courage with which decisions are made, on the scale and inventiveness with which experi- rpprgncnt while w« of doubte trust law extentiating way competition of th« It must a system country. tainment of victory and escape from defeat depend. If the greatest military "onius of the past were alive and fended off disaster, has failed In its main purpose. It has not and does not seem likely to bring the tale of losses to negligible proportions. I* view of these two exceedingly un- pleasant truths, something has to be done, -"We cannot sit still and wait for'the inevitable catrastrophe. What, in similar predicaments in private life, is the course that sensible people take? When, a case of illness is obstinate and baffles a certain group of doctors and surgeons, we do not fall in with the Tiew that nothing coald be done, but call ethers into consultation. We go to »w»e one who may be able to sug- gest s. new treatment and, if necessary, we enebark frankly on experiment, sim- ply*tecausc we know that unless we arc Innovating, even to fhV lengtH "of b.e «ogfl5s -^evoiatipiisi?.. t^s fiiUe'tJ' 31 will'be desperate. Now, in the case oi the submarine, we have seen, in our ·eady to take service with the allies oday, it is this job and no other that would be assigned to him. It is, then, o the chief of the American navy that he American people should give their ompletes confidenoe and a blank heck on, the nation's resources in wealth, industrial capacity and in brain lower. Why Littie Willie Leaves Home. According to Dr. Charles B. Daven- ort,-director of the department of ex- perimental evolution, Carnegie institur ion, children run away from home for ·xactly the same reasons that their par- ent take voyages to Europe or their uncles go off on-fishing trips. Dr. Dav- snport has written a book on thie sab- ect, nomadism, as it is called. It is, he holds, the primitive race in- stinct to wander. We all have it, moro or less, but most of us are so hedged about by the "cail of the wild." or if army and are just of railway roent complain but the these commissions the 800 the body The Sound, petitor It gives vice with distance motive piece of leling great Idaho, ; without i Northern I other I Montana ' through third we feel it, we put it aside at once. But ', many persons feel it strongly, especially sive r oca rocks when the spring comes, and then ong to go away, to toke an ocean age or to get into the woods, Americans are more nomadic than other people; they are descended from they canyon, voy- ; Northern I that the Chicago, . . . . train headed for the Pacific nomadic stock, or they would not be through lere. Their ancestors were a selection * ----**-.-- of the more nomadic individuals of Eu- rope. Man is more naturally inclined to roam than woman, her place having from time immemorial been in the rectum , the j There , and St. actively three home, his place having been to go out j into the world and hunt and fight for , her. Therefore, there are more men j the « *v,«^, T.- nn .. n n. -n- *o *.tc-; A ~ r^~ - - jneet this 1 sible. I run half of of the tramps than women. It is easier for a rjd^Jbe brake beams than it is for a'worruiiiT' -*""". ' -- · ' / - " · ' As might be expected, more boys run away than girls. The greatest number article, that all the things which Europe has tried, we can extend with American help. Real Fightino. Problem, We can get more mines and perhaps of runaways occur at the age of 15, but ' there are many at 13 and 14. It is gen- ersilly assumed that the early life of the t child repeats the early life of the race, so it is not astonishing that all children ' - - · ·- - - charges p er mile are tempted to get out into the world

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  1. The Bayard News,
  2. 02 Aug 1917, Thu,
  3. Page 7

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