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Aimro-German ; Forces Direct
Main Efforts Against Srenta
' Sector and Make Gains Not
Commensurate With Losses
DRIVE TO SOUTH HAS ;
WON ONLY SHORT GAINS
General Haig Repulses Attack In
Force and-Conducts Success
ful Raid Making Prisoners and
Taking, Dugout ,
VIEW YORK, December .16-
A (Associated Tress) W Tre
mendous thrust by the heavily re
inforccd Austro-German forces
were again directed . against the
Italians und their allies. Gener
ally these were well met and re
pulsed though the great rein
forcements that have been drawn
from the north made the situation
more serious. With the tremen
dous sacrifices which the Teutons
have made In men in these mass
ed , attacks the gains have not
been great nor have they been
able to. advance far., , Berlin offi
cial reports claimed that within
the past few days 3000 Italjan
prisoners had been taken in the
sector between the Brenta and
Tiave Rivers. ,'
ON BRENTA FRONT
i lesieruays assaults were
assaults were di
rected most viciously against the
vicinity of Col Caprille and cen-
of the Brenta River. ; Here slight
C gains' were claimed by Berlin in
the last, official report. In. this
sector both artillery and massed
infantry was employed by. the
;Teutons and the withering fire .of
the Italians and their allies exact
ed a terrible cost for any ad
vances that were secured.
In other sectors of the Italian
front all assaults of the enerpy
were hurled back with less effort
but oij the Brenta front the Austro-German
forces were central
ized for more desperate attacks.
These were met, however, by an
equally desperate resistance.
On the Western front evi
dences of more desperate efforts
by the Germans to regain lost
ground is to be seen but in yes
terday's fighting no success was
made. On the contrary General
Haig reported to London that his
forces had repulsed an attack in
force on Boulecourt and in a raid
north of that village had captured
a number of prisoners and de
stroyed a dugout from which an
annoying fire had been maintain
ed against some of his positions.
On the Ypres front local fight
ing without definite results was
Germany Claims Successes
Dealing with the Flanders front ao
official '.report was Issued iu Berlin
which tells nothing of Uerman troubles
ml losses but dwells upon claims of
advantages gained. This report said
that the British had discontinued their
violent attacks which had beea iu evi
dence for the last our weeks. The
violent offensive . which had been
launched for the purpose of securing
, possession of the eoast and the destruc
tion of submarine bases war therefore
be eonaldorod closed for the present,
this report said. It added that the
failure of British arms was accentuat
ed by the "recent defeats that were
administered at Cumbrai."
The effect of the inactivity of Russia
in the war is seen in the ability of Oer
niuny uow to obtain fats and other
sorely needed supplies from Russian
sources. Germany is also exchanging
metals and chemicals for soap.
New Eastern Advance
Jn the Far Kast the British forces
have started a new advaneeegainst the
Turks, which, is reported to have pro
gressed some distance north of Jeru
salem. Bwitserlaud jvesterday acknowledged
the declaration of the United States
that it would respect the neutrality of
Hwltatcrlaod and replied that it will re
tain its neutrality and will repel any
violation of its frontiers with its own
forces, . . .'
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REAL PROGRESS IN
U-BOATS IS SEEN :
French Minister , of Marine : Is
Sanguine of Final Results But
Warns Against Too Early
Spirit of Optimism' . -
l'ARISV iWmber 16 (Associated
Press) Real progress against the Teu
ton submarine campaign is being made
by the Allies, declares Georges Leygues,
French minister of Uhe marine. lie
warns that the people must not. take
too optimistic a view of the situation
as there are apt to be weeks when
greater degree of success is secured for
ruthlessness despite the fact that the
Allied tiavies are securing control and
the German naval morale is weakening
nmler the tremendous strain which I
submarine warfare exacts. Further de
velopinent must be awaited with pa
tlcm-e and while he is confident that
the outcome will be as desired he still
feels that there are dangers ahead.
An tat a failure in the morale of the
German undersea erews he said: "I
have noticed, and this has been more
espociully so recently,, the German
crews are less efficient and their
munition .has not. been nearly so ef
M. 1-eygucs believes that during the
past month the demises have speeded
up the submarine campaign to "keep
pace witb the increased efforts that
have been undertaken by the land
forces, and looks for a foiling off -in
recent successes at an early day,
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IS NAMED BY
JjiKW YORK, December 16 (Asso
ciated I'reiw) Oeorge A. : Zabriskie,
agent for the Pillsbury flour mills, has
been appointed head of the flour dis
tribution bureau by the food administration.-
It will be his duty to suer
viee the distribution between the miller
aud the consumer.
Announcement of the appointment of
a uervisor of flour distribution is
accompanied by a statement that this
bureau is expected to minimise the danger-
of flour shortage throughout the
f section so far as can be done .under the
circumstances which surround all rail
road freight . transportation- . which
might engender eort time difficulties.
rF.TROGBAD, Russia. December 13
( Associated Prew) Charles !niith of
Ht. I-ouin, member of the staff of John
F. Heve ns, head of the American rail
way , commission in Russia1, is reported
to have beea arrested by Russiaa of
GiiiiiU, Ambassatfor David Francis' has tele
graphed to the American consuls at
Harbin and ladivostok to intervene
in the - Hmith arrest ease. Pmtth is
said to be on the trans Siberian line.
The' Bolnheviki headquartera said that
if Hmith lias been arrested it la a mis
take and will be rectified immediately.
1'F.TBOURAD, Dwember 10 (Aso
dated Press) Nicholas, the former
er.ur, has not escaped. OCciul denial
of the report which was circulated ye
tordar is made from army headquar
ters at Hmolner. Thesa advices say
thnt he is still iu Tobolsk.
Yesterday there were persistent and
apparently fairly well authenticated re
ports that Nicholas had left Tobolt-k.
graves of americans
AifKKICAN POUT IN FRANCE,
December IS ( Associated press) It
ii announced here that the American
army is organising a branch whose sule
duty will be td direct the burials of
soldiers and manage cemeteries near
the war front.. AH the soldiers thus
buried and graves will be tabulated
by a special registration service, and
for this purpose two officers and fifty
men are to be detailed from each army
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-LONDON, December 15 ( Associa
te.! rrmu Tlo r...-l XI 1
of Christiunia reports that It is official
ly sratua mat nuuu Norwegian sailors
have been lost in the war to date. The
sinking of two more Norwegian steam
ers are told In the same despatch.
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lock ja w or blood poisou resulting
from a wound when Chamberlain '
I'uiu Hal in is promptly applied. It is
au antiseptic and destroys the germs
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tion and in one third the time required
by the psual treatment. For sale by
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Ata. for Hawail.-rAdvertiseiueut. .
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HAWAIIAN GAZETTE, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1917. SEMI-WEEKLY.
AUSTRIAN ARMY IS
1 ' MMSBN '
Million and Quarter Riflemen and
v . Five Thousand Cannons
In the Field
i AMERICAN ABMIE8 XX FRANCE,
December 10 (Associated Press) The
eorrespondctit of the Associated Press
at . headquarters has ascertained the
numbers of troops which make up the
maa .power of the Austro-Hungariaa
forsee, awiinst whlek tk VnitmA u.....
are about to pil their men, following
mr mmi oeciaraiion or war.
In Infantrv h n,i.i .l i.
able now to maintain in the Held 1170
battalions of Infantry, giving a total
of approximntely 1.200.0(H) riflemen. Of
cavalry, there are 240 squadron, rep
resenting approximately 50,000 troopers.
The artillery branches are able to
maa 5'0 fi.M pieces, IWO light howlt
aers and 0l"J heavy guns, which guns
are available at the present time. .
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JEWS LIBERAL IN
Call for Ten Milliop Oversubscrib
edAnother Campaign Plrnned
. NLW YOKK, December 1 (Asso
ciated Pre. The csl) msde iion the
Jews of the Knifed Htates for a fund
of fen million dollars for wsr welfare
Work has been oversubscribed,. It was
announced last night. In New York
alone more than half the amount , re
quired wns subscribed.
', Immedintoly the success of the drive
for funds whs made known, it was an
nounced that work, would be launched
at once upon securing a fund of ifty
million dollars from amonir American
Jewa during the coming year.,
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Kaiser To Give Nice New .Peace
Terms To Allies
V LONDON, December 10 (Associated
Pfess) Art unofficial telegram has some
fws-JIorlinv through' fJen'ejuiwitser-
land, stating that the Ksuer1 nriHioses
to Issue Christmas aetuee la the
form of a final-pence offer, and that
u mis oner, airucteu to tne enemies
of Oermahyir tsjected, he will seek
to - blare ' remioniiihilitv tar fiirtliAr
bloodshed on the Allies. . i
WASHINGTON, DMeniber ' IJAe-
sociated Press)-i-That the ordnance, sit
uation of the Americas army at home
and abroad is better than the investi
gators, had expected to find was tbe
statement today, of Senator Chamber
lain, chairman of the senate subcom
mittee looking into war and jiavv ad
ministration. Oeaeral Crosier, head of
the army ordnance burean, and ' the
chief witness so far, testified at today's
hearing that the principal slowness in
supplies has bees ia furnishing heavy
arms which require-time for manu
facture. . i - -
Senator' Chamberlain -believes that
the t'nlted States is profiting by the
mistakes of the Allies, . '
WASHINOTON, December 15 (As
sociated Press) In a brief statement
Issued today . Food Administrator
Hoover said that he will reply later to
the declaration of Claus Spreckels be
fore senate investigators that the East
ern sugar refiners have been discrim
inated against in the sugar price fixing.
Friends of Hoover said that be will not
by any means be found on the defen
sive, and that the statement will be
Penalties For Rodiek and Schroe
der Not Yet Named ' ;
SAN FRANCISCO, December 15--(Associated
lrees) -tl-ntence ' upon
(ienrg Rodiek, former Oerman consul
at Honolulu, and H- A. Schroeder, elerk
at the euusulutc, both of whom have
pleaded guilty to the charge of viola
tion of the neutrality law in the India
conspiracy case was coutinued today
for a week.
. STEAMSHIP MAN COMING
TOKIO, , December " 13 (Associated
Press) Assistant manager Bemis of
the San Francisco branch . df the T. K;
K., will become manager of the Hono
lulu braaeh of the T. K. K. He will
go to Honolulu with three or four Jap
anese assistants. ',. . ,
Countries H ave
Overabund anc e
To Draw From
AMSTERDAM. December lo, .
(Associated Frees) Austria has no
desire to acquire Balkan territory
but -doe want to. draw sustenance
from the surplus supplies of cattle .
and grain which it la claimed those
countries hae,t is the assertion
which la published In Vienna In the
Neoe Frslpresse. f ',
While Austria has' no dedgna to .
selts Balkan territory,' the article
ears. It la Its purpose to use IU In
fluence toward -the. formation of
satisfactory governments for both
Rumania and Sorbia without inter
fering with their actual self gov
arnmentk . Through , this the Ana-
trlant would enjoy, a fooling of so- '
curity. On the other hand An-'
trie will not permit any extension
of territory on the part of either '
'Serbia or Rumania.
What Austrl really desire, the
article continues, is to have a sense I
of security and to bo able to obtain ;
cattlo and grain drawn "from the '
overabundance - which those coun
tries possess.' .'
; SAN FRANCISCO, Decfciuber 10
(Associated Press) Promotion to ma
jor generalships came yesterday to two
brigadiers, in' each., case the promote'!
officer being assigned, to a divisional
command.,. . . t, ,'
Brigadier tirneral Reed, ' now at
Cum (i I'pton, Loug Iflsnd. New York,
has beea selected to 'eomrrfnnd the Fif
teenth Cavalry Division of the Regular
Army, now at Kl Paso. He will havs
the rank of major general. .
Brigadier OeneraJ Cameron, now at
Camp Kearney, near San Diego, will
commaad the Fourth .Infantry Division
of the Regular 'Army, now forming at
Camp- Oseeui -' Henla has - been. a4
vaneed io rank'. '.' ' -. '
' ARE ROUNDED UP
New Circular Has Magic Effect
SACUAMKNTO, California, Decem
ber l(i (Associated Press) ''Form
Five" a eireular used by the adjutant
general In rounding up' draft regis
trants who have failed to answer the
summons of local boards for the men
to appear for physical examination
and fn file claim for exemption has
had a magic effect iu bringing a
rosponxc trom these registranta, it was
said at the adjutant general's offifliee
This form has resulted in three or
four meu, nho mthe local boards bad
made futule endeavors to reach, re
porting to the adjutant general's of
fice every day in person, by telegraph
or bv letter.
AfW wnrnlna the registrant that
he hns failed to avail himself of the
privileges extended under the draft
regulations, the circulars states:
"You will report to the office of the
adjutant general within Ave days from
date of this notice. . .
. "Failure to comply will cause you to
be listed as a deserter, from the Uni
ted States Army, with all the penalties
Those who' have reported and hare
been accepted for service have been
sent to the Uational Army cantonment
at Camp Lewis, near Taeoma, Wash
ington, and credit has been givea the
local board where the man' was regis
tered. Any excess over the origins 1
quota of the board in the first craft
will be credited o'n the quota in the
second call, la eases where there hove
been substantial reasoas exemption has
leen granted en levno aiter J-they
failed to answer the summons Of the
to have "wilfully ignored the call for
local board. Some who were believed
military service" have been delivered
to the military authorities.
Corporal Babloy, Ninth Company,
Coant Artillery Corps, fell from the
cement retaining wall on the Waikikl
side of Nuuanu Stream, near Bere
tunia Street, earlv yesterday evening
and suNtaliied painful bruises on the
face, lie had aot been drinking, but
unroutl.v had been scuffling with sev-
erui soidiors in piay when, the acci
.lent occurred. . '. '
I'uptain Baird of Fort Kamebumo
ha was notified of the accident by
Kmergency Hospital Steward F. I.
Htuveuson aud the injured . man was
removed to the hospital there. Bab
I. iv has lately been attached to the
Gunner's School at Fort Kamehameha
aud has an excellent army record.
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Spokesman For Kam Graduates
:. Thinks Hawaiian Should
Have Been Named
Newa of the deeiaion of the board of
trustees of the Bishop F.state to reeora
mend Judge F. M. Hatch to succeed
A, W. Carter on the board, under the
terms of the trust deed. If failing to
please the memiiers of the Kameha
meha Alumni It has been the hope
of these graduates of the school sup
ported by the Income of the Bishop
F.state that someone of Hawaiian blood
should be appointed, this desire rising
out of the opinion Aeld by msny that
the original purpose of the Princess
Panshi, la- erestlng the trust, the edu
cation of youths of Hswaitan parent
age, is now being lost sight of.
R. M. Duncan, a prominent member
of the alumni, voices this feeling in
the following communication to The
.'F-ditor Advertiser For the last
year, the Kamehameha Alumni Associ
ation has been striving to get some one
of Hawaiian extraction to be appoint
ed as a member on the board of trus
tees for the Berniee Paiinhl F.state.
''There have been a great sonny argu
ments in- favor of having a Hawaiian
representative on the board, but I see
In vmir isne of the other day, that
F. M Hatch's name hns been mentioned
for the place. .
Boms Failure lows where
"If after thirty years, the trustees
6f the Berniee Pnuahi Bishop Estate
fail to Tin a suitahle man among the
graduates of the school to serve on the
hoard in the interest of the Hawaiinna,
there must be something radically
wrong in the training and educational
syntcm these men received at the Ka
mehameha SchooN. under the control
of our most faithful and trusted (and
Aloha Hawaii") board of trustees. ;
''We havo 'tried to carry on ftnr no
tation in a quiet and peaceable way,
but I see that has failed again and we
will have to eontinue our agitation with
?reater force. This reminds me of my
ootbalt days ef bucking the ceuter
Hues and we arc going to keep on
bucking; that chance may corao some
day 'they may fumble the ball In
"We hare sat for many years at
this festive board loaded down with
the good things of life waiting to be
served but the plums do not seem to
come our war. Why is this, if I may
askt Is it because we haven't howled
loud enough for a little that was due
qst At this stage of the game I .would
like to ask the board of trustees' what
qualification a man should have be
fore he .can become a member of the
boaorable -boarnV Are, not, these, om,
of the nualifttationa: ' "J 1
t.t n- . a .jt Vi..
0 - i. irusiees must noi vim ins
xvuuni except op sueist occasions.,-.
"K. They must travel on the main
land ood reside ofi the other . islands
permanently. f ...'
Absentee Trustees ';
"At one time during the life of this
faithful board three members were
away from the Island of Oabu, eon'
tiuunlly for periods of six months at
a time. ,,,t. ;
"fader these qnalincatioQS, the Doo.
F, M. Hutch aiust be preparing for
another trip to Washington, D. C, to
represent our sugar' interests theTO
thnt is well enough or Mr. Hatch,
because he will get hie fees' just the
same, but how about the business of
the estate, which must , take some of
his vuluable time every week. ,4., y.: .
"Now surely if the beard weire-carrying
ont tiie. real wishes of Mrs,
Bishop, knowing the agitation of the
last year, they would have, nominated
a Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian in place
of A. W. Carter, who has resided 00
the island of Hawaii as directing
rannagur of the Parker Ranch. Isn't
it so, 'the devil with them'.
"As long as we have the control of
the cow we are going to milk ber In
our own way and paes the milk around
to our friends. . ;
Bow About Punaaou
"Do 'you think the Punahou Alumni
Association or any Other school would
stand for this kind of a slight that
you have put upon onr racef Not for
"The board of trustees is constituted
of five members and why not the minor
ity be represented by members of Mrs.
Bishop's racef Can they not flod ont
in the Territory who may answer the
qualifications f On the present board
we have three attorneys or politicians,
(including the prospective candidate),
one stock broker and a business man.
"Being a olitieiaq seems to bo the
main qualifications of a man before be
can become a member of the hrfeoratjle
board. We demand and will outioue
to demand recognition etea if; we have
to take further stops."
SWAMPED BY PATRIOTS
WASHINGTON, December IS f As-
sociated l'ress) Swamping the recruit
ing offices in many parts of the coun-
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irj, muru were large eniiaimenta today
of men takinnr art van i rta a
opportunity to enlist, the order having
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jorin aser roaay no enltst-
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uoiiiB Tim u acoepiea except rrom
those whose drafting ia very unlikely.
Secretary of War Baker recommend
ed thnt all the men waiting to be en
listed todav shall ha' tiinlii -
' -" - v 1 r it
though the day pusses before they can
UP I-IIIWIIL-U. .
The recruit dennts In rninv tund
cities were overcrowded and the equip
r rnruuing was exnausted.
PILES CURED IN 6 TO 14 DAYS
PAZO OINTMENT la guaranteed to
euro blind, bleeding, itching or pro
truding PILES io b to 14 day -or
money refunded. V Manufactured by
the PARIS MEDICINBCO.,St.LotU,,
U. 8. A.
It's Hard Job
To Beat The Dutch
Soldiers Rush Quard and Leave
Ship and Complications Arise
and Follow Thick and Fast At
Seventy Dutch soldiers who were In
Honolulu yesterday on their way to
the- Nederland Fast Indies where they
will serve the Holland government fo
a. lengthy period of timeh rushed the
guard which was ntationed at the gang
plank of the veel on which they, are
travelling and made their way to all
seetions of the city, disregarding the
orders of the superior officer who had
refused them )ermission to go ashore.
The' mea made their dash from the
ship at two o'clock while their officers
were at dinner aboard ship. When
the non-commissioned officers who had
been plnced on guard earlier in the
day reported the turn of affairs to the
higher officers there was a hurried con
sultation among them, following which
they communicated with Fort fhafter
by telephoae. They were advised to
notify Sheriff Charles H. Rose of the
trouble, which they did, and he in turn
notified all patrolmen on their beats to
pick up all Dutch soldiers and send
them to the station from where they
wnulu be returned to the ship. -Mix-ups
The officers in charge of the soldiera
bed, however, forgotten to notify the
sheriff that non-commissioned officers
had been granted shore liberty, and
feeling that they were entitled to go
where they wished, naturally remain
ed in the btiHiiicia section while the
others strolled out into the less dense
ly populated suburbs.
At two-thirty o'clock the telephone
at the police station began to ring
and there was no let-up until late in
the afternoon. F.very policeman in the
down-town . section bad a couple of
Dutch soldiers on his hands. But the
wagon was out, for there . had been
similar calls previously, and it was
necessary for the patrolmen either to
walk their prisoners to the station or
else remain aith them until such time
as the hurry-up v. agon could conveni
ently relieve them of their charges. '
Non-coms Mak Explanation
At three o'clock they commenced to
arrive at the station -in two and threes,
all of whom explained to the captain
of the watch that they were non-commissioned
officers aud as such were en
titled to shore liberty. Most of them
.poke Knglish well and they were told
if such was the case the better thing
for. them to do, would be to return to
the ship, aud obtain a., properly, signed
pass from their superiors. .:
, , Easwr raid .than dune.j however, for
fhey had o more than stepped ut of
the station: that they were again pick
ed up by other putrolmeu' and return
ed to the station where they had been
unljf few minutes Itefore.' la many
instances their faces were not recog
nized by the receiving sergeant 'a ad
they wore given the same instructions
they hud received only a . short time
before. . .:.
y It was not until three non-commissioned
officers had appeared before the
eergeaut of the watch on as many oe
tnsions that the light began to dawa
asd it was realized that It was impos
sible for them to ever reach the snip,
for they were sure to be taken into
custody by some one who was not
aware of their rank or their visit to the
station. ' tSo It was decided to send
them all to the waterfront in the pa
trol wagon where those who were en
titled to leave could be givea properly
signed pusses while those who were not
could be placed aboard. ,
Enlisted Men Absent
But the men wanted were still ' at
huge and the only ones who had been
returned to the ship were those who
were entitled to shore liberty.. The
privates were reported late last flight
na being in all of the residential see
tions of the city, while hele and there
a stray one would be picked up and
delivered to the vessel. ' ;
It was estimated by the police that
about half of them had beea returned
to the ship at ten o'clock last niht
although it was believed that the re
mninder mould return voluntarily be
fore morning. ''
When asked why the mea bad dis
regarded orders and left the ship one
private, said they had not been ashore
for eighty days not since , they had
left Holland and when they learned
they were to remain here, for a con
siderable length of time, the tempta
tion was too strong and most of them
just had to put their feet on terra
firma, if only for a miuutei that they
might not forget eutirely what it was
The men were a well behaved lot
and other than walk through the streets
Of the city for what they termed "ex
ercise," they created aot the least dis
turbance. The police any that not one
ugly word was spoken bv those who
were rounded up as the result of the
general order, and all seemed to treal
the affair as more or less of a huue
MAKE ISLANDS DRY
A movement has heou started by the
Hawaiian Protective Association to
secure prohibition for the Islands.
Kecommeudations asking for a "boue
dry" Hawaii have been prepared and
nill be handed to Prince Kuhio, Del
egate to Washington, who is president
of the axsociatiou.
According to the Rev. Akaiko
Akaua, a director, the aim of the asso
ciation is to protect the Hawaiiau
raie against destructive elements and
to educate them toward better econoin
ic and social conditions.
It was mentioued yesterday that a
petition sigued by 120 persons, asking
thHt congress make Hawaii "bone
.Iry" was sent to Washington by Xhe
nssovitttiou on the last steamer,
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Secretary of War Announces im
portant Plans To Bring About
Greater Efficiency In Move-7
ment of Supplies To Armies -
COLONEL HOUSE IS HOME ' '
AND REPORTS SUCCESS
Head of Mission To' Inter-Allied
( Conference In Paris Says UniA
' ted States Influence Is Para
mount With Allies - H 1 :
16 (Associated ' fess)
Following along lines similar to.
those that have been chosen by
the Allied conference recently,
held in Part!" and at which . an
Allied War Council and. Allied -Naval
.Council were' determined
upon, there; isto be a war coiin-r '
cil of the war department at
home. Thi announcement of ex
tensive plans for a coordination :
and cooperation of the depart
ment and the! officers of the army;
was made by Secretary of War.
Baker yesterday. ., t
AUGURS EFFICIENCY ' :
, All matters relating to supplies
and the movement of supplies for
the armies at home and over the
sea as well as all operations be-v
tween the armies in the, field and
the War department are to be co
ordinated under' this new plan. It'
is expected . that it, will bring
and an absence of contllct that ..
will prove highly, valuable and
expeditious and add greatly to .
efficiency, The secretary ; an- '
nounced that this new council '
will be composed pf the secretary
of war, assistant secretary of war, .
the chief of staff, quartermaster
general, '.Major Weaver who is
chief of the coast artillery : and
Provost Marshal Crowderv '.-'-i
The secretary of war also an
nounced the appointment of Dan
iel C. Jackling to take charge of
the construction of ' the govern
ment explosives plants which ar :
to supplement those of, private
manufacturers and are to be built
in the near future. '-- ' . v. - ; .
Jackling is rnanaging director
of the Utah Copper Company and
the - Ray Consolidated : Copper
Company at Ray, Arizona, gen- ;
eral manager, of the Bingham
Garfield railway and the, Ray &
Gila Valley railway and an officer ,
or director in more than a score
of other great business concerns.
In connection" with the Utah Cop- '
per' Company and the Kay Cop- )
per Company he has had a broad
experience in great construction
work and he , is a chemist and w
metallurgist as well. He ranks as :
one of the otrongebt men in the
copper mining industry and a a
master of executive In,. great...
building undertakings. " Avi -
j MISSION RETURNS ''-".':'
J Colonel House and four of hi
colleagues who formed the United
States delegation tc the Taris In- ,
ter-AHied Conference arrived iu
New York yesterday on thiir re
turn journey and are expected
here today or tomorrow. In an
interview givea out' upon his ar-:
rival at the pier he said tliat the
objects which the. mission had '
been sent to accomplish at the
conference had been '"successfully
and satisfactorily brought r to .a '
conclusion." ' ' ; ; ; :
Colonel House addel that "in
England and in F,rance the influ
ence of the Uuited States is para
mount." :' -- ' ' - '
TOKIO, Japan, December IS ( Asso
ciated Press) Retired Vice Admiral
Hideo Takeda left Japan oa the last
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