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GREAT DOINGS AS FORD PEACE SHIP SAILS
HENRY FORD'S PERSONAL MESSAGE TO YOU!
New York, Dec. 4. Ford peace
ship, Oscar IL, sailed -a 2:15.
New York, Dec 4. Henry Ford, as
he sailed on the Oscar IL to "get the
boys out of the trenches by Christ
mas," sent the following exclusive
message to readers of The Day Book:
(Written for The Day Book. Copy
"Peace on earth, good will to men"
will be the message carried by the
peace ship, Oscar II.
"Will not all men and women, even
the most prejudiced, the most bellig
erent, wish us God-speed, knowing
that we carry the message of life
rather than the doom of death?
New York, Dec 4. Henry Ford's
"passport is good only for neutral Eu
ropean countries, but he is going to
visit the belligerents, nevertheless.
"Is shall assert my rights as an
American citizen," he said today, on
the verge of his peace ship's de
parture. His tour will include all the war
ring nations, he added. Specifically
he mentioned England and France,
in the former country he explained
he intends opening a new factory at
"But.your passport isn't made out
to these countries," it was pointed
out to him.
"I don't care," he answered. "I'm
One of Ford's last callers before
departure was Baron -Shibasawa,
Japanese trade delegate to the United
States. The baron wished him good
luck and Godspeed.
One hundred and fifty-two pass
ports were accounted for today and
Ford has only 140 reservations on the
Oscar IL, so that 12 of his guests
will have to be left behind.
His followers are not scheduled to
follow the Detroit millionaire on his
tour of the belligerent countries. Tne
invitations are good only for the trip
to Scandinavia and The Hague. From
the latter place they will be sent
home while Ford continues his jour
ney by himself.
Great confusion prevailed at the
dock as the peace delegates and their
baggage began to arrive around 9
o'clock. As the morning wore on and
the crowd increased a search was be
gun to find the passenger lists which
had not yet appeared and many of
the delegates had serious misgivings
for their accommodations on the
Ford arrived at the pier of the
Oscar II at 1 :15. At that hour Bryan
had not appeared to shake hands
with the departing delegates.
London, Dec 4. Henry Ford's
peace ship sails from America today
with no note of welcome from the
On eve of Ford's departure, London
newspapers today reaffirmed position
of government that there can be no
peace in Europe except on conditions
imposed by Premier Asquith in his
famous Guildhall speech of Nov. 9,
There are no signs that either Brit
ish officials, the press or the public
are wavering in their determination
to carry this war on to successful end.
BLUNT AND WALLACE DRAW
FEDERAL PEN SENTENCE
Dr. Arthur Blunt celebrated his
61st birthday today by receiving a
sentence of 2 years to Leavenworth
federal pen for violation of the Harri
son anti-narcotic law. He must also
pay a $2,500 fine.
Wm. A. Wallace, S. State st drug
gist who filled Dr. Blunt's dope pre
scriptions was sentenced for 5 years
and a $10,000 fine. Both have an-
I pealed their case.