The Tampa Tribune from Tampa, Florida on June 11, 1918 · 1
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An unequaled corps of correspondents in every town in South Florida, completing a perfect news service. 25th Year No. 139 FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT TAMPA, FLORIDA, TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 1918 FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT Twelve Pages 84 Cols. THAN MO YEMENI The only newspaper in Florida printing every line of the uli day and night report of The Associated Press. TAMPA MORNING BUNE MO. ON it AN 4 k)iJ0 Ih'IRENCi-i JL JL wA-JA. v Jjljl SOIL; JlkJ kjM. JLJ JLJ jl JL2 JLy HUNS GAIN IN CENTER IN NEW OFFENSIVE BUT WINGS ARE HOLDING; AMERICAN TRANSPORT IN BATTLE WITH U-BOAT HUNS HAVE BENT THE FRENCH LINE CLAIM TO HAVE TAKEN ABOUT EIGHT THOUSAND PRISONERS PAYING A HEAVY PRICE battle Rages With Greatest Fury British and Americans Report Some Gains THE Germans In the center of their attack on the front between Montldldler and Noyon have gained additional ground against the French, but on both the right and left wings they are being held. In violent successive attacks Monday they captured the villages of Mery, Belloy and St. Maure, and also pressed forward and gained the footing In the village of Marquegllse, the last named place representing the deepest point of penetration since the offensive began between five and six miles. The French are still exacting 'a heavy toll In lives from the Germans as they deliver their attacks In waves, and are giving ground only when forced to do so under superiority of numbers.' Nowhere has the enemy been able to pierce the front, which has bent back In perfect order whenever the necessity arose. The battle Is described by correspondents as one of the most furious that has been fought since the war began, with the unusually enemy reckless in wasting life to gain- his objectives. The latest official communication from the German war office says additional ground has been gamed by the Germans southwest of Noyon .against newly brought up French reinforced and that the Germans have taken about eight thousand prisoners and some guns. Near Brussalres, northwest ofCha- teau Thierry, the Americans and French have delivered attacks against the Germans and taken more ground. They also captured a .number of prisoners and thirty machine guns. On the remainder of the front in . France and Belgium the operations have been of a minor nature, although south of the Somme the British near Bouzencourt have carried out an operation which straightened out a threatening salient that sagged in their line. As the Austrians continue to bring up large forces of men behind their lines in the Italian theater the artillery activity and raiding operations are daily increasing.. Thorugh-out the mountain region from Tonale to the Brenta river and along the lower reaches of the Plave river the' guns of both sides are enaged in violent duels. Numerous surprise attacks have been attempted by the Austrians on various sectors, but all of them were successfully repulsed. Aerial operations on a large scale are In progress and fights In the air are of dally occurence. Large quantities of explosives have been dropped on enemy positions by Italians and a number, of enemy aircraft have been shot down. In the Macedonian theater there also has been an Increase In artillery activity, the enemy bombarding the allied lines on both sldeso fthe Var-dar river. On the front held by the Serbians the artillery fire has been unusually severe.' PARIS, June 10. Several small villages were occupied by the Germans on the . center In the Montdldler-Noyon sector. Including Mery, Belloy and St. Maure, according to the war office announcement tonight. This was done by repeated assaults and at the cost of great sacrifices. South of Ressons-sur-Matz, the Germans gained a footing In Map. quegllse. Further to the east the battle continues In the southern outskirts of Ellncourt. LONDON, June 10. "Beyond artillery activity on both sides In the different sectors," says Field Marshal Haig's report from British) headquarters In France tonight, "there is nothing to report from the British front." "Throughout the night and morning the battle ranged along the new front of attack with unabated fury," says the Reuter correspondent at French headquarters, whose dispatch was filed at o'clock this afternoon. "On the wings the enemy was still held on practically the same line. In spite of his persistent ana recKiess at' tempts to advance." BERLIN (via London), June 10. "Southwest of Noyon we have made progress In fighting with newly brought up French forces," says the war office communication Issued this evenlna. The official communication today claims the capture of 8,000 prisoners (Continued on Kage z, o-oi. 4. Tentative Decision to Declare Off Double Dose Freight Rates WASHINGTON. June 10. Rail road administration officials today reached a. tentative decision to rescind that portion of the new freight rate order prescribing that hiirViar Interstate freieht rates shall apply on intrastate shipments when interstate scneauies aireaay avi.t an, n final order to this ef fect 'may be issued in a few days v. . . rilri-ctnr j'.pnrrl -McAdoO. Without such a modification, many Shippers complained rates iur m-towetata chinment would he raised on a double basis, and the increase In many cases would reacn several hundred per cent. ABOUT V MILES AH A REDEEMS E BAKER TELLS "BLUE DEV ILS" WE'RE THERE IN FORCE PASSES 700,000 More on Way and Movement is Speeding Up Previous An nouncement 500,000 Men, W ASHINGTON. Jure 10. More than seven hundred thousand Ameri can soldiers have gone overseas to carry back to France the encourage ment and assistance wnicn j,afayette and Rochambeau brought to America, Secretary Baker told the French Alpine chasseurs in bidding them farewell to day here at the base of the Washington monument. The war secretary's last announcement some weeks ago concerning the size of the American forces abroad was tnat 500,000 men had sailed for the battle front. The Alnine chasseurs, better known as the "blue devils," came to America last month to assist in the third liberty loan camoaiern auia eince nave toureu me South and Middle West. They were re viewed and received by the secretary of war today before leaving for Baltimore, Newark, New York and Boston, en route back to their native land. Attending the exercises were M. Jusserand, the French ambassador, representatives of the French high commission, jur. .taKer. start and many government omciais. "You soldiers of France," said Mr.. Baker, in addressing the chasseurs, 'came to this country in order that tne people of America might see with their own eyes in your persons tne khiu oi men who have written a new page in me record of human heroism and success You were welcomed in this country from one end of it to the other.. The hearts of our people went out to you and to your people. As the embodiment oi tne determination, the courage and heroism of France you have been accepted and received. Nearly all of you, I am told. are battle-scarred veterans. lou are members of an army which has never known defeat and you are representa tives of a people who would rather die i than not be free. "You are goins back to your own coun try still, thank Uod you own and when you get there you will find that the small beginning of our army which you left there has grown into a mighty manl testation. When you left France, the American .army was there in small rep resentation. but now more than seven hundred thousand Americans have sailed from their shore to carry back to your army and your people the encouragement and assistance which Lafayette ana Ko- chambeau brought to America in the early and struggling days of Anrican Emulating the French The secretary continued: 'They are there learning from you, emulating the virtues which you exemplify, learning the art of war as you have learned it, in the hard school of strenuous experience. They and you are about to accomplish the great wonder in the world of winning a victory which will forever set the stamp of mankind's approval upon the true theory of civilization. "Instead of believing in mere physical force, hereafter, we are going to believe in the strength of moral force; instead of divorcing the things of material charac ter from their moral intent and purpose we are collecting now for the children of men everywhere a civilization, which will rest on moral foundations. "I trust you will have a safe and pleasant journey home. I know where your hearts are. They are in tne trenches where danger lies, and no doubt many of vou will return to those exhilerating and ennobling experiences which soldiers have. 1 trust that when this great war ends each of you will be alive and well to share the glory of your success, and i to bid a kindly and friendly farewell to the American soldier who leaves your country to return home, in order that as you .speed the parting guests, you may emphasize the emotion wnicn i nave tried to express that always in the fu ture, as in the past, the hrencn people and the French army, the American peo r!-and, the American army, are co partners in liberty and equality, and valorous defenders of the -principles of freedom." AMERICAN OFFICER IS KILLED ON MEXICAN SIDE BROWNSVILLE. Tex.. June 10. Lieut. David J. Schaile. sixtenth United States cavalry, was killed in an encount er last night with Mexican troops on the Mexican side of the Kio uranae. .tour men in Lieutenant Schaile's party were held prisoner in Matamoras, but were expected to . be delivered to United States authorities today. The officer and his men had crossed the river to search for the body of soldier who was drowned at the San Benito pubp Sunday. In the darkness a Mexican patrol was encountered. Not knowing the reason for the presence of the American soldiers, the Mexicans fired, killing Lieutenant Schaile. The Mexican commanding officer has given Col. H. C. Slocum, district com mander, assurances that the affair was due to a misunderstanding. FURTHER RESTRICITIONS On Cotton Dealings Are Imposed By'the British Government WASHINGTON', June 10. Further re strictions on cotton dealings by the Brit lsh government were announced in of ficlal dispatches today. The war office has prohibited th purchase sale or delivery or payment tor West Indian sea island or Carolina sea island cot ton, or any article wholly or partly man ufactured therefrom without a permit. No person may put into process of manufacture ajjy such cotton without a permit. PROMISE HOG AMY IS OVERSEAS MARK U.S. MERCHANT FLEET 25,000,000 TONNAGE BY 1920 WILL BE GREATEST EVER ASSEMBLED BY ANY NATION TO UNK ALL CIVILIZATION Hurley Says It Will Serve Hu manity Loyally and Unselfishly for Good of All Ci OUTH BEND. Ind..June 10. Ameri ca In 1920 will have a merchant ma- rine of 25,000,000 deadweight tons. Chairman Hurley of the shipping hoard declared here tonight in an address giv ing the most complete statement of the nation's shipbuilding program which has yet been made public. He was speaK ing to the graduates of Notre Dame Uni versity. This great commerce fleet, Mr. Hurley said, the largest ever assembled in the history of the world and involving tne expenditure of more than five billions of dollars, will link the United States to South and Central America by weekly steamer service which will enable the Latin-American countries to utilize their unlimited natural resources in the freest competetion with other nations. It will bridge the Pacific for the transportation of products of Japan. Russia, China, Aus tralia and the Orient, and will continue to promote America's trade with Europe. "And will it all," he added, ships "will serve humanity loyally and unselfishly upon the same principles of liberty and justice which brought about the establishment of this republic." "The vast merchant fleet we' are building," said Mr. Hurley, "must become the greatest instrument of international probity, honesty and square dealing at the close of the war. It must become the vast and vital machine whereby America will prevent the oppression of the weak by the strong, the crushing of the right by might." May Build 13,518,000 Tons Next Year Mr. Hurley said he and Director-Oen-eral Schwab of the. Emergency Fleet Corporation expected the shipping output this year to exceed 3,000,000 deadweight tons while next year the nation's tremendous new ship building industry will be capable of turning out 13,518,000 deadweight tons, more than Great Britain, heretofore the greatest builder of ships, has completed in any five years of her history. "It was before the formation of the formation of the present shipping board," Mr. Hurley continued, that Secretary Mc-Adoo insisted that our pioneering upon the seas must in future be done by interest having boundless resources, an interest that has a single purpose the gen eral welfare of the United States as a whole. Obviously there is hut one such nterest and that is the government of the United States. "On the first of June we had In creased the American-built tonnage to over 3,500,000 deadweight .tons of ship ping. This gives us a total of more than l,4u0 ships with an approximate deadweight, tonnage of 7,000,000 tons now under the control of the United States Shipping Board." 500,000 Tons a Month ty End of 1918 "In round numbers, and from all sources, we have added to the American nag since our war against German v began," continued Mr. Hurley, "nearly 500,000 tons of shipping. We are adding o this tonnage rapidly and I do not he. lieve I am over-optimistic in saying that our tonnage output will continue to in crease until before this year closes we will be turning ou a half million tons each month. 'Our program calls for the building of 1,856 passenger, cargo, refrigerator shins an'd tankers, ranging from 5,000 to 12,000 tons each, with an aggregate dead weight tonnage of 13,000,000. Exclusive of this we have 245 commandeered vessels, which are being completed bv the Emergency Fleet Corporation. These will aggregate a total dead weight ton nage of 1,715,000. This makes a total of 2,101 vessels exclusive of tugs and birges which are being built and will be put on the seas with an aggregate dead weight tonnage of 14,715,000. "Five . billion dollars will be required to finish our program for 1918, 1919 and 1920. but the expenditure of this enor mous sum will give to the American people the greatest merchant fleet over asschibled in the history of the world, aggregating 2o.P(M,i,noo tons. "American workmen have made the ex pansion of recent n)onths possible and they will make possible the successful conclusion of the program. From all present expectations It is likely that by 1920 we shall have close to a million men (Continued on Page 2, Col 2.) Marines Bite Mile Into TAKE NEW GROUND IN BELLEAU WOOD NORTHWEST CAPTURE TWO MINNEWERFERS, LARGEST ARTILLERY YET TAKEN BY AMERICAN FIGHTING FORCES T-TTITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN VV FRANCE. June 10 (By. the Asso- cated Press) The U. S. marines attacked the Germans after daybreak this morning and penetrated the German lines for about two-thirds of a mile on a 600-yard front in the Bellau wood, northeast of Chateau-Thierry. The Germans now hold only the northern fringe of the wood. The Americans captured two minenwerfers, which are the largest pieces of artillery yet taken by them. It is expected that one will be sent to Washington and the other Annapolis. ilaj. Edward J. Cole, commanding the OFFER MAGNIFICENT RESIDENCE TO is , .v t ,tiHiir titbit i ' - ff' $h ' ' .'l i THE &5TAT6 W. K.VANDEJ2BJCT, at oakdalk, Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vander-bilt. Sr., have offered their beautiful mansion. Idle Hour, and their estate of thousands of acres on the banks of Great Kiver, at Oakdale, L. 1., as . a convalescent hospital for soldiers, under the direction of the American Red Cross. The "offer, combined with similar ones made by Ensign Vincent Astor and Mr. Clarence II. Mackay for the same purpose, represents the donation of three of the most beautiful estates in the United States. Idle Hour is on a bluff at the edge of Great River. The main building Is of two stories and its left wing is a three story structure so built that It would accommodate at least iif teen hundred patients. T KILLED AT DORR FIELD WHEN AIRPLANE FALLS CADET CASTON SUFFERS WITH A BROKEN LEG Machine Falls From Height of About One Hundred Feet-Two Killed at Buffalo A RCADIA, June 10. (Special) Lieu tenant Ben Helsland was instantly killed nd Cadet Caston suffered a broken legr and other injuries when their airplane fell from a height of about 100 feet at Dorr Field this morning. The airplane was smashed. Lieutenant Helsland ' was from Mari etta, Pa., and Cadet Caston also is from Pennsylvania. The cause of the accident was not made public. Two Killed When Plane Falls 2.000 Feet BUFFALO, N. Y., June 10. Philip D. Rader of San Francisco, and Robert Conner of Los Angeles, were killed by the fall of an airplane at the Curtiss aviation field here today. ' Rader was one of the oldest flyers in this country. He served with the British flying corps in 1914 and 1915, returning to the United States to become an instructor. Conner was a student. The accident occurred at 3 o'clock. Racier had taken the plane to a height of about 2.000 feet and had performed several difficult maneuvers when observers saw one of the wings of his machine give way. Rader brought the damaged plane to within 500 feet of the ground when it turned nose down and ulunged to the (Continued on Page 2, Col. 6) LEUTENAN HEISLAND Two-thirds of a the German Positions machine gun battalion, captured several German stragglers during the early stages of the attack. Numerous machine -guns, it is believed, will be rounded up in the woods. The Ninth and Twenty-third regiments of infantry, comprising what Is know as the Syracuse brigade, hold the ground on the right of the marines at the point of the front nearest Paris. This is the second time the Syracuse brigade has held the point on line nearest the capital, the fromer occasion being at the offensive when the allies were still falling back, and the Ninth and Twenty-third went in at Coulomb for a short mm OF Ms lit H ' " 9 I ' ,m vtA fvf o . William k . VAMbf 1 y ij mVii' ntmi! Tiiininiinmii..u,M.n " Tiir WOULD PUT WAR PROFIT TAX AT 80 PER CENT; SAME AS THE BRITISH HEAVY LEVIES IN WAY OF CONSUMPTION TAXES AND ON INCOMES Proposes Supertax of 10 on Inr comes Unless Owner Buys "Economy Bonds" TTTASHINGTON, June 10. TJuring to- yy day's hearing before the house ways and means committee on war revenue legislation Prof. O. M. W. Sprague of Harvard submitted a comprehensive taxation plan proposing con sumption taxes and heavy levies on war profits, incomes and luxuries. Some of Professor Sprague's recom mendations were: War profits; 80 per cent., based on the English system: tea. one to two cents a pound; coffee, ten cents a yound; tobic-co, fifty cents a pound; beer, substantially increased rate; whole wheat flour. f2 or $3 per birrel; hotel bills, 20 per cent, on all above ?2.a0 per night and on all meals above $1; automobiles, heavy rate on sales; gasoline used for passen ger cars, twenty to twenty-five cents employers chauffeurs, jio to ?d0 a month; luxury taxes on iewelry, talking machines, dress goods above a certain price, sporting and athletic goods, regli gee shirts costing over $3, shoes costing over $8 or $S. and a graduated tax on bank checks. In addition Professor SpTague suggest ed a supertax of 10 per cent, on in comes to apply unless the person receiv ing the income invests a certain propor tion in "economy bonds" a proposed new form of government war time security. A. F. Thomas of Lynchburg, Va., urged stringent provisions in the coming (Continued on Page Z, Col 6.) OF CHATEAU THIERRY time. The Twenty-third captured ma chine guns June 6, while supporting the attacK py xne marines. General Pershing's Communique WASHINGTON, June 10. General Pershing s communique today report the repulse of a heavy enemy attack in the vicinity of Bouresches with severe enemy losses, mere was livelv nrtil lery fighting in the Chateau-Thierry and ficaray region. The communique, dated June 9. fol lows: Section A Northwest of Chateau (oontinuea on page 2, column 3.) THE RED CROSS ?hx 511 sf; -1 i i..i7..nil!ii..Miiti. m v1 $1 .761 .701 ,000 IS i i i i E F IFTY-FIVE MILLION DOL LARS FOR SHIPS BUILT ABROAD Contract is Let for Forty Con crete Ships Eight to Be Built at Jacksonville . j YY tion of $1,761,701,000 for the Ameri can rnercnani marine is provided in the sundry civil bill reported to the house today by the appropriations com mittee. The measure carries a total of $2,862,752,237 in direct appropriations and the house is expected to add upwards of $50,000,000 more. The vast amount recommended for ships and shipping is $1,282,694,000 less than the shipping board requested, but Chairman Hurley explained that re ceipts from the operation of ships can be devoted to building charges and that no curtailment of the building program is contemplated. Of the shipping board total. $1,438.- 451,000 is for construction in Ihis coun try, $o.).000,000 is for building American ships abroad; $57,000,000 for establish ing shipyards; $60,000,000 for operating ships heretofore acquired and $6,250,000 for recruiting and instructing ships' of ficers. Appropriations recommended for other branches of the government include $2,- bib.ouo for the food .administration, $1,-681,000.000 for the fuel administration. $1,477,279 for the coastguard and $1.-150.000 for th war industries board. Re ductions were made in appropriations for the Coluncil of National Defense, the tanit commission, Mvers and harbors contract work and the Alaskan railroad. No provision was made in the bill for the renewal of the president's war emergency fund, of which only about $20,000,000 now remains and the house is expected to add $50,000,000 for this purpose. Out of the original $100,000,000 fund allotments were made for the expense of the committee on pfiblic information, but it is proposed now to make a direct appropriation of $2,000,000 for the committee. Chairman George Creel has been asked to appear before the appropria tions committee tomorrow to explain the need for the appropriation. EXPLOSION IN A NEW ORLEANS POWER PLANT INJURES EIGHTY MEN NEW. ORLEANS. June 10. Explosion of an economizer and boiler in the cen tral power plant of the New Orleans Railway and Light Company earlv to night resulted in the injury of eight men, two proDamy fatally, and plunged the city into almost total darkness for nearly an hour. Street car service cut off at the time of the explosion, may not De resumed tor torty-elght hours because of the fact that the plant was the principal generator of electrical cur rent for street car use, company offi cials announced. The plant was dam aged in excess of $50,000, it was est! mated. . , rm:- '--Hi 1 jr ;rl It PROVIDED FOR 1R EDERAL-OWNED SHIPS ARMY TRANSPORT IN BATTLE fflTH FREIGHTER REPORTS BAT TLE DID NOT SEE THE CONCLUSION- T 11 Survivors of Pinar del Rio Say is Accompanied By Steamer of About 6,000 Tons ANf ATLANTIC PORT,' June. 10. American transport fired flva shorts at a German submarine this morning, seventy-five miles off the Jersey coast, with unknown re-results, according to Information brought here tonight by the captain of a Brazilian freight steamship. The frelqht ship, bound north from a South American port, sighted the submarine soon after 10 o'clock. Immediately full speed ahead was ordered and the vessel zig-zagged. A few minutes later a vessel In the distance, which later was Identified as a United States Army transport, open, ed fire on the submarine. Two shots were heard, followed almost Immediately by three others. The submarine was too far away, said the South American captain, for him to tell whether any of the shots took effect. He also said that ha thought that the transport was too far from the submarine for the latter to try a hit with a torpedo. The Brazilian steamer continued Its course with all possible speed for this port without waltln gto ascertain tha result of the encounter. NORFOLK. Va., June 10. Survivors of the American freighter Pinar del Rio. arriving here today from Manteo, N. C, saia me uerman suDmarine wnlch sunlc their vessel 110 miles northeast of Cape Henry last Saturday morning after a chase of more than an hour, was accompanied by a large steamer which they believed to be a "mother" ship. They also asserted that after their vessel was sent down by gunfire, the submersible sank two American sailing vessels. Walter B. Burrows, first assistant en gineer of the Pinar del Rio, described the craft accompanying the submanna as a. vessel of about 6,000 gross tons, with a single funnel amidship. She was paint ed grey and stood some two or three miles in the offing while the submarine sank the Rio. When the American craft went down the submarine signalled the vessel in international code, "Follow me," and the U-boat and her consort steamed away. According to the survivors, the first of the sailing craft attacked by the submarine after she had destroyed the Rio was a ship, while the second was a schooner. They knew nothing as to the fate of the two crews, but assumed that the men " were allowed to take to the small boats, as were the captain and thirty-three men of the Rio's crew. William F. Clarke of the naval reserves, who said he was aboard the Rio in training for service as ah officer on a merchant vessel, asserted that the submarine fired six ehots at the Rio before the American craft stopped. When the first shot was fired the captain put on all steam in the hope of making port and escaping the enemy, but the submarine proved too speedy. The crew had taken to the boats before the submarine arrived alongside. Both Burrows and Clark said the submarine was about 250 feet long, with, what appeared to be about six-inch caliber rifles mounted forehand aft. The U-boat, they said, was painted a light grey and appeared to be weather and sea-worn. . , The U-boat did not torpedo the Pinar del Rio but sank her witht gunfire after the crew had been given opportunity to get into the two lifeboats, Captain Mac Kenzie said. . The Pinar del Rio stopped after a shot from the submarine passed over her bow about eeventy-five miles off the Maryland coast. The German came with in megaphone-speaking distance and her captain ordered the Americans into the small boats. The Americans took their time and it was half an hour before they left the vessel. The weather was rough and the boats soon became separated. Captain MacKenzie and his companions drifted ten hours before being picked up by the Norwegian ship. No U-boat Base on Atlantic Coast WASHINGTON, June 10. A methodi cal survey of the entire Atlantic coast from the Mexican line to Halifax, has failed to bring to light any evidence that German submarines have employed a shore base or have had touch with tha shores at any point. Secretary Daniels said today. This was taken as an official oeniai or reports that strange signals had long been seen at night from remote sections of the coast. Rear-Admiral Cameron McR. Wi nslnw inspector of naval districts, has just made a report on the steps taken bv commanders of the districts to nrotort coastal shipping and to locate the raid ing lorces. becretary Daniels said h was without information tending to confirm the report that seven U-boats were (Continued on Page 2, Col 1.) Spending a Vacation The vast majority of people who "spend" a vacation seem to think that 1n order to live up to custom, that they have to ."spend"' their time, wondering where to go; "spend" their income getting there, and "spend" their energy trying to make a good time for themselves. Why not "Invest" jn a vacation? The benefits are more lasting an the memories of a real vacation will be more pleasant. Invest a Tribune Want Ad or two which will locate for you just the kind of a place for you to recreate and rest. A small investment with splendid returns. Try it this year. AN ENEMY MAT SUB AS HE SHIP I

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