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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 1916,
THE LATEST NEWS PICTURES
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A VIEW OF THE CITY OF VERDUN OX THE MEUSE RIVER IN' FRANCE. IT IS A
STRONGLY FORTIFIED CITY AND THE (SKRMANS ARE BENDING EVERY EN E ROY IN THEIR
GREAT DRIVE AGAINST IT.
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HEAD OF ARMY AVIATION
CORPS UNDER FIRE.
Lieut. Col. Samuel Reber. head
of the aviation corps of the atmv,
and the aero branch itself is under
the probe of the War Department
following the charges of Senator
Robinson of Arkansas tnat the
aviation service was "contempti
bly inefficient." Gen. Hugh L.
Scott, chief of staff and Acting
Secretary of War. has appointed a
commission of officers to investi
gate the affairs of the aero corps.
Senator Robinson charged favori
tism in piomotion. that Col. Reber
had tried to get Congress to buy
autos "as accessories to airships"
and that he is attempting to hide
from his superiors the condition
of affairs in the avhtion corps.
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JESS W1LLARD. who, by defeating Frank Morati in a ten
round battle at New York Saturdav night, sustained his title of
heavy-weight champion of the world. Willard is the voung wes
tern gaint who laid low Jack Johnson, the negro gladiator, and
probably outclasses anv man in the ring today. Unf ortunatel v
for Willard and his ilk, none of the States now allow straight
prize-fighting within their borders, while the restrictions on "ath
letic contests" are so severe as to render bouts such as has just
taken place quite hard to pull off and hardly profitable at best.
Inasmuch also as the war has killed prize-fighting in Europe it is
not likely that the present champion will have so much chance to
display his prowess as have his predecessors.
"LORD ROBERT CECIL, "MINISTER OF BLOCKADE," AS
SUMES POST IN BRITISH CABINET.
Lord Robert Cecil, who until now held the post of Under Secre
tary for Foreign Affairs', has been appointed "Blockade Minister in
the British Cabinet. He will be charged with the administration reg
ulating the blockade as well as with the general responsibility for the
policy and practice of the Government with respect to trade passing
into and from neutral countries. Lord Cecil is a Unionist and thus
increases the forces of that party already in the Cabinet, by one. He
is a lawyer of wide experience and has held many high and responsi
ble offices in the Govemm-nt's service.
MAHS 4 SWING.
ADMIRAL CAMERON McR.
Commander of the U. S. Pacific
fleet, told the House Naval Com
mittee in the hearings on prepared
ness a couple of days ago that one
good warship could sink his entire
fleet, without being matetially
harmed. He said that even with
all the reserves called out the fleet
would be wholly inadequate to
meet any probable enemy in the
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DR. WALTER RATHENAU
Tti famous German inventor and scientist who has recently sue-
Fl IHU ROOT, A STRONG CANDIDATE FOR THE REPUBLICAN ceeded in taking sulphate of potash from the air. This is used as a
NOMINATION, substitute for guu cotton.
FRANK MORAN. who lost the decision to Champion
Willard in a ten-round bout at New York Saturday night.