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WILL "SWISS SOLDIER-SYSTEM" MAKjE US MORE
MILITARISTIC THAN HIRED ARMY?
Here Are Some of Switzerland's Splendid Citizen Soldiers
(This is the first of a series of ar
ticles on "The Swiss Military Sys
tem," by Charfes Edward Russell, fa
mous economist, publicist .and war
correspondent, written especially for
this paper. Russell just returned
from Switzerland, where he studied'
that tiny republic's famous demo
cratic scheme of defense first hand,
dther articles describing in- full' the
working of this system -in its detail
and'effects will follow. Editor.)
BY CHARLES EDWARD RUSSELL
(Copyright, 1916, by .the Newspaper
, .. -enterprise Association.) .
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.18 months, fighting and getting ready
to'fight, what nation, should you say,
has -the best army in proportion jto
At once you think of the French;
with their wonderful dogged courage
and the brilliant strategy of the
Or you think of - the-Germans with!
their faultless organization and their
efficiency that has made the world,
But according to some experts
there is still another army better than
these. In-proportion to its numbers.
they say, the besf fighting army is