El Paso Morning Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 38TH YEAR, Ed. 1, Friday, May 3, 1918 Page: 1 of 12
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EL PASO. TEXAS. FRIDAY. rVUY 3. 1918.
ENGLISH SECTION TWELVE PAGES
PRICE FIVE CENTS
AMERICAN PILOT BRINGS DOWN HUN PLANE IN THRILLING AIR BATTLE
m mm IS
Been Misleading Public
Regard to Liberty Motor and
Other Matter Connected
With Air Program.
Capitol Cloak Room Gossip Re-
sardina; Irregularities in Avia-
tion Division Brings New De-
mand for Investigation With
View to Criminal Prosecu-
tions. fly Associated Press.
Washington May l. Charros and Inti-
mations or trregulerittea In connection
with tba air crsrt program which have
been puMtahed and dlscuseed In capítol
cloak rocana for some tima were brought
to ih noor or the aenatc today with de-
mands for new Investigation with a
view to criminal prosecution.
Want Inquiry Beeecned.
Durlnr the debate several members or
the military committee declarad m ravor
of reqpenlnr the Inquiry raotntly con-
cluded by the commutes but senator
Hltrbcock of .Nebraska actlnr chairman.
said too committee was without power to
deal "" rrlrSjIlrV p"""'1" Mtu1 that
me department of justice should handle
that phase or the mailer. Later commit-
teemen conferred with üutson Borrium
who made a report 10 the president on
the aircraft program and It Ws said thai
miemer ino cuniuuiiesi wuun act im-
pended upon information to be submit-
ted by Mr. Bdrglum within the next few
Beard Ptaylna shell Caaae Uiaree.
Senator Hitchcock dwell Inr upon aller-
cd misleading of the public regard in r air-
craft production told the senate that tba
aircraft board baa been "playlur a riten'
ale confidence reme on the whole coun-
try." fie declared the Liberty motor fn
fact la DoUUor but the Packard motor un-
proved and that the government is contemplating-
paying IDA Packard company
between tsoo.ooQ and 11000.000 for Its In
Hants Raspoaslblllty Hied.
senator king- or Utah said he would In-
troduce s resolution for an Investigation
if the military committee did not act da-
clarlnr personal responsibility for the
"failure' of aircraft production ahould
Others urging further and thorough In-
vestigation were Senator Braoderee of
Connecticut who recently asked the con-
mutas lo investigate alleged "pocketing"
of the Borrlum report to President Wil
son; Senators Thomas of Colorado New
of Indiana and Klrby or Aikanaas mill
tary committee members.
m sLiMucaa kb Mura roa asm e
ti on or SSXONIl J ASS rOSTM.K
IN COMMrTTKE TTVOTE-
Rv Associated Press.
Wsshlmrbm. Msy I Action favorable to
rcduclne the increased second-class newe-
páper postage rates effective July 1 was
relieved to be forecast In consideration of
the question today by the sen at: posto ff I re
committee a motion or bbvsbwjc wanton
i or Indiana to suspend the increases was
1 lost only by a tie vote and sentiment was
said to be strong Tor modification at least
of the newspaper rates. Una) action was
nererrea until vomorrow.
Senator Watson withdrew his motion
temporarily but promised to renew his
fruit Senator Mcketler or Tennessee
snd others wirorously unreal that instead
n outright suspension a modified cone
mrreas!" te anopnxi.
some committee members opposing con
plete suspension or Hie new rates. It was
ssld argued that even should the senate
add an amendment to that ertect the house
would not arree.
caw or ssim i 1 1 1 raras
a.aikt aw.AnrT seaviac up
IN si rio Mi: COURT.
Hy Associated Press
wash melon. Mav s. The rasa of tus As
ancla ted presa arainst the. internal ions I
join the laii-'r from pirating- Aasociatanft
Presa news dispatches was up ror arru-
men! today in the aupreme court l ower
rAwl i-nuru hem rr anted liiliinctiona.
mopping- the Hsarat sarrios from takbsr
(:oatlooed on Pass Two.)
May 12 Mothers Day
for Americans Boys;
All to Write Home
rr associated mw.'
i'ii Is Mar . MotHct't dsj dsy on
"mtiu-li every soMler of Ibe Ainerlrsn
f tpetlllloearr farces rouur and old.
Inuli afht low. If eiperted to .rile
)mai b awMaor ass noon ried for
Mar I'- The Mea un mated wilt. TIM
sur and Stripes tba official news-
paper -or tba Aaeerlcso forrea bl Ku-
rope. and ares approved by baadquar-
tara which la now every lhliif pon-
utile lo belp It sMi. Mother may
exp't rhelr letter early in Jaee.
TIm letter. Kill be atayked "Mother's
Latter" and will be tree preference
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Tremendous Crowd of
Pledge City to Peace
Britiah General Who Invented
"Tank" Reviews Troopa Pre-
vioiae to Ceremon y
Unusual Celebration Brought to
Close at Liberty Hall Maaa
While thousands of enthused spectators
cheered In ci eve lend square. El Paso's
honor flag was raised yesterday follow-
log a military and civic parade several
miles In length which was reviewed by
Maj. Gen. E. O. swlnton the British
army aad Brig. Oen. Da Basey C Cabell
who recently suceeeded to the command
or tba El Paso military district.
Following a raw chilly morning durlnr
which rray: clouds drifted serosa the shy
the aun came out shortly before tbe
rada started at S o'clock and the after
noon waa Ideal Tor the celebration.
A Salea aid aevlew.
While tbe military portion or the pa-
rada was not bo larga as some that have
been witnessed- In this city In the pail it
required nearly two boors Tor It lo paaa
tba rev i wing- stand at that south side or
Cleveland square snd from s point of
excellence of tba psrsonnet sod training
represented one of tba beat rontmgrnt of
troops infantry and mounted that baa
aver p eased over the streets of lbs city.
Tbe presence of artillery. Infantry
mqpnled engineers and cavalry In tba
parade sse tbe vlsltlnr Brifiali omclal
and bla aides a splendid conception of
tba highly trained American troopa sta-
tioned at Fort Miss. Tba parade was car-
ried out without mlabap and waa wit-
nessed by thousands of epertators In the
business portion of tea city and at tba
i asslf BMtilsay Declare.
Honor Fiar say bad been made a Holi-
day by proclamation of Mayor ' Charlea
Davis and atores and office ror tba
greater part were closed during the after
noon. Thousands or employes In tbe
atoras snd offices of tha cliy mide a
gala event of tbe occasion and were pres-
ent at tba dedication of tba honor fiar
in cWelaad square at 4 o'clock.
Dr. J WUbar Cbapuan. moderator or
tba general assembly of tbe Presbyterian
church delivered tba Invocation at tba
dedication ceremonies in Cleveland
Hon. Leslie af. Kbaw. wto aa ao-
enaor or aowa from taw to tan. aad waa
United Malea secretary or tbe treasury
aver FreaMeal Theodore noosevell trun
tata to l 17. and wboee homo Is la DeaH-
son. Iowa was totrodurad by a. Burl
Orndorrr. rhslrman or tbe eierullre coaa-
mlttee of the Kt faao Liberty loan cut
paisa. Mr: Baaw asada a awrrtar ad-
drdea. whicb round ready reaoonss la 0w
mlbda of the tbron of people dial beard
Mr. Shaw made some alarum aster -Uona.
which be barked up with hiaiortcsi
Uta arethaluary retoarks were detofed
In the slat ken. la part the former tor
earas He CesNjratatale II.
-I conaratulate you people of tl Paaa
A STITCH IN TIME SAVES
at Honor Flag Raising
Whole Eleventh District
Goes Over the Top; Heavy
By J. w. HOOPBS.
Deputy Governor Federal Reaerve Bank Dal la a Texas.
Dallaa Texaa May 1. The honor' flag; of the Third Liberty loan
floats proudly over the Eleventh Federal Reserva district tonight. Our
cltlsana conferred thla honor upon themaeWea when at 2 p. m . the
actual aubaorlptlona received at tha Federal Reaerve bank paaand the
$10000.000 mark. One hundred and twesty-rive oountlea hava offi-
cially overaubacribed. Many others have unofficially reported ovcr-
subacrlptlona. Thla doaa not mean a caaaatlon of activities but a mkfhty effort
on -the part of every underaubecrlbad county to tatta its proper place.
To the ottlsene of every county that has overaubacribed we offer
slncereet conaratulatlona and rive them thla message. "Keep up tha
good work. Never for a moment ceaae your ef forte for that magnifi-
cent ovarafubacrlptlon which ahall ba the reply of tha Eleventh Federal
Reaerve district to the call of our government and tha challenge of
our Insolent enemy." A grudging response to the call of duty ahall
never be laid as a charge agalnat this southwest. We will make a re-
sponse which will raise a cheer In the American trenches and tha
effect of which will be felt clear through to Berlin.
1 look for a great and determined effort for a magnificent over-
subscription in this district during tha neat 41 hours. My faith la baaed
upon the temper of the people aa displayed in thouaanda of letters and
reporta received during the peat few days. The tread ef thought and
feeling In thla district haa followed very cloaely that of our president.
At ibe outbreak of the war the feeling waa strongly for peace and
neutrality. Our people were shook ed -outr aged hy Germany's indo-
lence but still they kept their heads-
War having been declared they supported the adrolnlatratlon and
overaubacribed their quotaa to the First snd Second .Liberty loans.
Hinco than a naw feeling has grown up a feeling of resent men t amount-
ing to paaelon against the unapeakabljs enemy a realisation of tha
utter Impoaatblllty of free men living in the same world with tha Oer-
man autocrat- a feeling that their owa moral mental social and
financial well being waa staked Inevitably agalnat Oarmen domination
The people of this district once convinced have given their flesh
and blood and their poeeeaslona to defend tboee thlnge which they hold
dearer than Ufe Itself. That they will continue to do so ta beyond
doübL I looked for an oversubscription In thla district not merely be-
cause of the financial and material wledom of such a course but be-
cause our people are convinced that their highest Intereat demanded It.
Aa our president haa said: 'The world cannot permanently reelet the
moral force of thoaer greet end triumphant convictions."
fus- your nerry and patriotism in wlo
King the honor ftag we are about to fling
to tha breases of rata great free soutb-
weeL l do not congraiulaie all however
I do not cosagraseiate tbe slackers
those creatures who have stood heck and
have not contributed their share to mak-
ing tota honored occeslou poseihle. .
"I hope you people will make it so ot-
ceediagly not ror tbe slackers in your
community those who have not bought
Liberty bonds If taey ware able thai they
win look on death pleasantly.
hraaS All Starters.
"If you have lead slacker merchant
who baa refused to do Ma pert do not
hesitate to write 'Slacker aero is his front
door aad ask Ma trade to go elsewhere."
A this point seectators la the crowd
saoated "a bet's ase sturr governor; rub
"Do not hesitate" continued the aw
erhor "to write 'Meeker over the seer
of the banker who does not do bla share
toward tbe Liberty toaos."
Tbe speaker was erain interrupted by
shouts from the rrowd "We haven't got
any of that kind or bankers here gov-
ernor." tve tba erees s fseef.
"I was told py a boy at Austin Tetaa."
continued Mr. llbaw "rbat l would have
made a greater hit there If I bad taikod
about ibe otd-liine heroes or Tesasas
sat waa wtsst the orators always talked
about when they warned to snake a sice
impression with people.
-Mow is abe tiesa for us to be seen
live active roen and let us let oar dsad
heme of the dtstaitt past osst to peace
until we save accaniptisned our del
tbe presalng duly of today
A hearty la a rams froas lua audience
whoa Mr. shew sett "Oh. I wbvb I ware
young enough to flab I bul but II seems
like Ibe elder a anon Is the asore aualous
be la to first.''
We Are bl iasO tewawar.
"I thank fled" eadaimed tbe speaker.
toHiiur towarrt funeral aiiitun and Uie
other BrIUsb officers grouped about bltn
.Static Electricity Set a Of f G a a in
Hon Captive Observation
frriy and in Explosion
Which Follows Two Soldiers
Are Beamed tp Unretogntx-
Roll Call Will Be Necessary to
Establish Identity of Dead;
None of Those Injured by
Blaat Believed to Be Fatally
Burned; Shed Is Badly
By ssoclsted Press.
Omaha Neb. May I. Two soltllers wars
burned to death and is men were burned
seriously when a captive obssrvsUon bal
loon or the Cacquot type exploded tonight
at Florence Held the army balloon school
at Port Omaha near here srcordlnr k a
statement by col. H. u. Horsey post com-
mandant; rire Follows Eaploalea.
Tn tbe fire which followed the explosion
one of tbe balloon sheds was badly danv
Colonel Mersey's statement ntlowtt
"A eerioua eaiuoston pecarred at flor;
enes field tonight when oni of the oil
sarvaUon balloons exploded as it was
being stored sway tot tbe night sialic
electricity reiterated by rrlctton or the
balloon fabric la believed to have causeo
Dead Burned beyaad baceraltlea.
"Two men were killed burned so aa at
be unrecognisable and a roll call In the
morning will be necesssry before It Is
possible to establish their Identity beyond
question. Eighteen men were more or
leas Injured lit thd blast and a few trolla
seriously but not fatally. The men
burned received Immediate medical at
(.tuition by surgeons at the fort hospital.
Everything possible Is being dona for
mem ny sn ample staff or surgeons. "
Tonight's ratalltles were tbe first since
the balloon school opened severs! months
(alasialty Lists to
of Men in Future
Policy of WithholdirtR Informa
tion as to R estelen ts la to
By AsMtciated Preee.
Wsihlngton May. f. Tbe war de-
partment will resume tomorrow pub-
lication of the home addresses of
men reported on tbe caaualty Hats
from Prance. Orders to thai effect
hava been Issued and the Hat risen
out tomorrow morning will be in the
old Form followed prior to Secretary
Baker's Instructions sent from Prance
early In April.
Ints sctiou means that It has osen
determined that any military infer-
mailnn the enemy miaiit run rroui
tbe Hats would not be or sufficient
value to justify tbe added aoxlety
amonr relatives of soldiers occasion-
ed by suppression of this aid lo posi-
tive identification. It cude a con-
troversy that vfas waged In congress
for a llffne which causes an open
rupture or friendly relations between
Ibe war department and Ibe couwnit-
ec on public information and which
President Wilson buuaelf was called
supon to take s band la eetuinr.
When the denartment berra is-
auug caaaully Hats wiumhi i ad -dresses
the committee on public In-
forutailou refused to baiNMe them on
tbe rrouaaf that they were of no
news value Hi that form bince then
the lists bare been shade public by
the adjutant renersl's ófrico direct.
Army olTlclela are inrUaed now. It
Is understood to continua Venn the
present srranrement boldiur that the
rirfiaiiillee went wholly out Of Ha
proper field lu refuting to handle lite
limited lists. '
aova n w vvaaxb.
By flgaaristsji fTaas
Par so. b. a. SJay f Two children
wltose name are not made nuiilh: todav.
mid ofrirlais or the northern Paeiflc rail-
way Ihey bes stolen k-ks frmu awiU'beM
sod planned the wrt. a of the (Xorih cosst
Limited csrryinr as passengers near
Osa si toe. Tuesday Just to "see whsi
me North Coasr Liioiied a aortaam
irsim contlneuial train which lefi ' hieagu
Mfjodsu urgid was derailed T issdar ev
ening. Pour csrs and lb locotisttve
iumpsd the sk. No one waa seriously
Tbs canore ware aavilrme-i today in
Germán Propaganda Will Be Crushed in
State of Coahuila Wherever Found Says
Governor Míreles on Arrival in U. S.
Executive of Mexican Commonwealth Asserts Southern
Republic Friendly to America and Ready to Enter Into
Mutually Beneficial Trade Agreements.
By Associated Press.
Del n o. Texas May . flerman prop-
aganda will not be tolerated In Coa-
hulla. Governor Ksplnosa Míreles of
that Mexican state declared lu a state-
ment here tonight. Governor Míreles
arrived here today from Eagle .Pass
with a party of prominent Mexican of-
ficials including army officers. They
visited las Vacas the Mexican town
opposite here where they were tmesis
or army and town omcials.
"The A sane I sled Press ran tell tbe
American people" said Penor Míreles
tn bis atelement "that as governor or
lite state or Coejiulla. Mexico I will
not tolerate Herman propaganda and
will stamp It out wherever round.
Also to prove the alncere friendship
between my country and tins United
States our government will soon seek
to exchange wheat snd other food-
stuffs for com and th!nga Mexico
needs. We hsve in n rmpa of wheat
and other foodaturrs thla year.'
i o mi i ii i ti t 1 1 t AND PABTY
coNnca wrra AbmaicAN commanded
AT I M.I I PASS TEXAS
By Associated Press
Eagle Paaa Taxae. May f party or
several prominent Mexican government
DEUIGE OF PLEDGES
SWEEPS THIRD LOAN
NEAR MINIMUM GOAL
"Bay Another Bond" and
"Match tha President" Ap-
peals Create Enthusiasm.
Dallas District Enters Formal
Claim for Honor Flag; Hopas
By Associated Press.
Washington May s.Only l9Mnoonno re-
mains to be subscribed to the third Lib-
erty loan to reach ihe three billion mini
mum goal and a headquarters statement
t' mailt said:
"The prospects for an over subscription
are considered hopefuL" The total re-
I'orie.i tonlrbt was SvTr3i.3V)7tH) which did
nn luciuda suhscrlpiions (ihtslned ntdsy.
It was an addition or i7t.oiw6no in tits
laat at hours.
The multitude or small subscriptions
! miring Into Iocs) headquartera tonight
ailmiilated by the appeals to "Buy another
bond." and "Match the president" crested
genuine enthusiasm among treasury om-
elets who considered the moral etTarl of
a hlg subscription roll tnilte as much ss a
I'tige pool nr nallnnal credit. The move-
ment tn ret Individuals to buy ato bonds
to keep pace with President Wilson who
subscribed for a "baby bond" erter al-
ready buylnr all they roll able to pay ror
grew beyond bounds planned by originat-
ors nf the feature and telegrams received
today charecterleed It aa the "distinctive
ccmpsign feature or tbe third loan"
The Dsllss district tonlrht entered form-
al claim lo having subscribed Its quota
althourh ofTiclal reporta showed It only 04
per cent subscribed.
"We are still going." was the cryptic
postscript Or the Dallas report.
The Hsn Prenctero district also claimed
0 have gone 40mjrm beyond It pre-
determined goal but official returns
replaced Its standing al M per rent.
Pnllowini If the treasury's report by
SL i "ills
Kansas Clip ...
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I o'li. Is Vie flr.t lis' of nuirn llisii
(liiinllliuml ull I'ssu Two.)
Monarch of Persia
for $100000 Bond
Proposal It Taken aa Friendly
Offer and I Accepted
By Associated Press.
Washington. Msp . Ibe shah of
Parala haa applied for Horiono of Lib-
No less! ohataci bavins been found
officials have decided to accept with
thauks lira p rovo sal of Ahmed Mlrsa.
Tbe ofrer Is lakeu aa an tftSvratloa of
ttle friendly OlKKjehUen of the Persian
ruin as well as kss ranvlftlen of -tea
soundness of au imeatiiteAi in this
teat ut American gnucrnuicut aecurl-
AMPscix .tt. tiN tiMi it
Plwienia. Aria. slay r -TitoineaK. :amii-
beil. depoaei aa roveroor as auprente
"to i unuidaic leal thy euiber tills evenUtr
HHtiM-cii in. isiKtinacy for the Repub
lican itooduaiiirn mu fall tie made the
announcement on ihe eve of his departure
for Lhicego to testify against ibe I. W. W.
U.e trial Ibera
omcials arrived In Kaglo Past today
and conferred with Colonel bay com-
mander or the American rorvee here.
Tlve party included Manuel smaya of
ihe foreign affairs department; rag.
tor nontax minister or agriculture
and uoverBnr Espinosa Míreles uf ihe
stale or Coabu.Ua Patrick u'Hea
British ronaul at Torreón also tbuk
part In the conference. Mr. frffes
takes care of Atnerlran tniereats at
Torreón there belnr no American
Labs the party departed for Del
Bin where It will divide houtax will
proceed to California while the teat
of the party will go lo en Amonto
where Ihey expect lo arrive Irhlay.
The purpose or ihe mission is un-
known bare but Is believed (o be tun-
nected with a move to lurlner the
friendly relations between Motirj an-i
tha United stales.
A conference be held here May
IB between Oovernor Míreles ami Gov-
ernor W. P. Hobby or Texas.
By Associated Preas.
Blnux City Iowa May f A small hall
used by the Hons of llertnsnn. a Uerman
order at Dskota City. Mebrssks. near
here was blown up with dynsmlte enru-
láis morning. The loga la small.
PLAN FOR VICTORY
ARMY OUTLINED TO
HOUSE BY DAKER
Blanket Authority for PrcainVnt
to Raise Army of Wh ate ver
Sixe Needed Asked.
Little Opposition to Administra-
tion Propoaal la Expected end
Prompt Action Aawred.
By Assrtolsted Praas.
waabington May ff.- Blanket authority
ror the preaident to" Ucreaaa the army 10
whatever alia may be necessary to win
the war was proposed to the house mill
tary ronunlttee In esecutlve seealon today
by Secretary Baker Major General March
actinr cbler of tari and Provost Marshal
Oeneral crowder. An adminlatratlon
measure amending the selective drsft act
to provide for this grant of power will br
l repared linmedlatély and prompt action
on It asked.
UNsrlee lo Sal Llanll.
secretary naker told the committee it
auld be unwfee to aat any lünlt on the
numner or men who could he called to
the colors and lhat the rranilur of com-
plete discretionary aulhorlly to the presi-
dent to Increaae the alsa or the army as
rapidly as trsnsportatlon snd equipment
rirllttles may wsrranl would have a rreal
psychological nfiecl on the enemy by
showlnr of how thorourhly tho nstlon is
throwlnr sll lis resources Into the con-
flict. Ihe srmy appropriation Mil this year
Mr. naker said should provide for ap-
proilmately fiOMooo men inriudlnr tha
nearly two million now under arms huí
this should not be accepted ss any liged
limit to the number of men to be called
aithln the year. Supplemental appropria-
tions he aald will be submitted as the
aimy Is Increaied.
Oppose Orell Quole Beats Chearc-
Secretary Baker also outlllned h the
rrnmiuitiee todsy the ressons why he op-
posse house suirndmentg to the senses
resolution to change the bails of draft
quota from sute populeiion to the num-
ber of men In clsss one under which
talas would be given credit for men who
Uve volunteered for service In the army
and i i v . He said such credits would be
fslr If the hasls wss lo he ntsle popul
lion hut in it they would not he lair with
ins nasia tbe number or men In clase one
because toen some slates would hsve t
rurnlnh no drsft aun while oiirers would
lisvit pi furnish a very high pon en lage
w in o the reaohiuoii to change lim draft
quota basis wis before tho house i i
H:oilllUUC(l till I'sgn TWt) )
New Texas Guard
to Be Taken Into U.
S. Service Hsurley
Ruling of War Department in
Minneeota Casa Not Applica-
ble to Texaa la Opinaos. .
Austin Tss. May a Adjutant Ueneiai
jsoks a. nariev t'Ktay aiititoriaed a state
nient that when the new Teiaa fiaiionsi
fiuard hal beesi orraniied It win be taken
mío reoerat aervice.
of tin- we heve the assurance of the
war deparüneal. and wa do not believe
that the war dsparuneui would lieve au-
thorlsea the Taus Nauonal uusrd sf it
had not wanted 11 for rederel servir e
seht tieueral Itarley.
"Hue to Ibe aenVratbieal ailseiion mki
tba fart that tba tetaa Matices botti r is
Slatys a source of constant trouble and
an invasion of sn enemy ts always immi-
nent the border states occupy s different
posUlon with reference te the rnllliary
atiuallun from the other staasa lu ihe in-
terior and there as as reason to behave
tl'st tbe war department's ruling to Mln-
u. miu will affrct us. Piauiy ur fcvons
are needed Hi Teias and all wn can mus-
ter will be available for Inieral aervlcs
Lieutenant Jame Mañanar of
Brooklyn While Escorting
Photographing Plane Discov-
er Speedy German Albatross
Scoot Hovering Near and
Encounter Take Place at Alti-.
tude of Over 15000 Faet.j
and la Viewed by American!
Infantrymen in Trenches Who'
Cheer Madly Another U. S.
By Associated Press.
With the American Army In France
May tf.-Lleutenant Colonel hichard U.
onrritha coinmsmiinr a battalion of In-
fantry haa been killed by alieJI fire in
I'lcsrdy. He emerred from a duroutjust
as a Uerman shell arrived and exploded!
directly in front of htm.
Lieutenant Colonel Urlffltba waa wltftl
the Fourth Teuneaseo volunteers. He)
served also aa major In the Philippine)
cniMisimi.il v lie was appointed a major:
In lite national army after resiiTilnr from!
Ihe British srmy. His widow la s ne t
Albatross Palls ta Usas ef tiaaie.
Aa American aviator uu brought down
the fourth flermati alfi'lsne along the;
American front northwest of Toul. l ien
tenant Jamea Meissner whose home lsi
Brooklyn artar a tbrillinr aerial battle at
about tJ0O$ reet. ahot down an Albatross1
acout which reil in riaatea..
Lleutehanl Melasner ts yi years of aaei
and a graduate nr Cornell lie came to
Prihce a few mnnths ago gnd qualified as
a pilot bare.
Illve-i fi.r Hunt I sll
While he was proiectlnr a pltotng rsph
Bff plane a ilermaii came In view. TIM
day was brilliant with sunshine.
I'rniich plane starttMl for the Herman but'
MAissuer who wss flying hlrh nesrby In
s speedy Nleupnrt chsier. msde a 4rve
for the Oerman's tall. When within range
he opened Tire with bis machine run ami
the Uerman stsrted a spiral nose dive.
but after a few seconda strstrhtened out
ana started back ror itermany.
Melasner mUnwrrl so closely whop the
Oermsn strslrhtened nut that Ibe latter'at
wlnr tore both of the under wlngra ofj
Meiasner'a machine but at ihe same tlmel
the young Aim-j i an iioiu ril s deadlVi
stream of bulled tnio the enemy plane
which started smokinr- Melsaner kept up
the fire until the Crerman machine burst'
Into flames and crashed to earth.
Sammies cheer Madly.
Tha American pilot landed safely on his
own side of the lines hut the Oernuwt reil'
Mam! a mile Inside the uerynaa Haea t
the south of Thiatirourt. Tbe Ataerlcau.
mrantrymen In the front linea watched the
engagement and cheered loudly another
craw AN Lsassj ruri-nrTRR ot
mi N Vi H:i( HKPBKV BATTLE
Ml V PRIKONKBri tH I LA NAT
Rv Aaaodated Preas
With Hie American Anny In Franc. Mav'
f. The unit of flerman slioek lrKps which'
attsckatf the Amerlcgn position at Netche-'
prey April so la known to have soffered
mure severely than It was at first be-;
information baa been revVived from a
orinan Prisoner who was hrournt tn bv
one of tbe Arnerlrati pairo. . Ka wai a
ned croaa man. who aasitcd in the re
novel nf tha wounded and the hunai o(
the dead after the engagement and told the
American Intelligence orriterg that the;
'arman force was ci.i to placea. NNNNffi
four-nrths of its i.jon errectfves belnr
killed nr wounded.
tn view nf the fsrt thai tbe prisoner
rave other fnfnnnalion of a deftnite char-
artar the Intelligence errirera saaatcti to
believe bis sfslemeuit relaMva to ihe
Aside from aubunrmal artlflary ariiviiy
tbe American aaclor baaa ssjjretiiely
qtilet durlnr the last 3A hours. JBe ' "
nums however arc doina; mm h work
behind thetr lines snd it ta eipecte t that
fighting will be rrsumed St say lime.
II INs BHOI Mi li w I If O LIM.S
WITH U4S -him - A HO
By Aaaoclaled Pi ess.
British Headquarters In .'ranee. May -Parly
this utnriilnr the lermana heavily
l;nmbsrded. ultb gas shells and high eg
plosivas the sllletl posiuoae weal of
Mrrrla anl the area around Mllers-Bie
toonein ritertj was no infantry action
Tha allies have been prontmr by tb
Kill lo prepare to meet any fresh enemy
i Minn Wednesday the awittsh arriad
out a surt-esaruj aNksBrtas ami lb of tie
.iti re lvsit. (ig taw front over a width
or neai-i) hair a nil ( fo a dertl of e
The weather has improved and the aSN
men are detnt avsedfy work over tbs an
emy i- ilioo
KUAKV ABSjlf NSf.sajy ntxiaKt)
rtwrniata t mikh rscsj; hravv h
FOfAT ttr Jl M 1 1 Ht
ti- Amur IteSSBssSSrSBMii
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Black, James S. El Paso Morning Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 38TH YEAR, Ed. 1, Friday, May 3, 1918, newspaper, May 3, 1918; El Paso, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth199631/m1/1/: accessed November 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas at El Paso.