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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 07, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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GERMANS SEEK NEW POINT FOR
ATTACK ON VERDUN
London. Chocked again in north
drive on Verdun, crown prince is at
tempting to break through citadel's
defenses by attack-from northwest
Having captured village of Forges,
eight miles northwest of Verdun, the
Germans are battering away at the
French positions on Goose Hill with
heavy artillery. French batteries are
replying energetically.
No anxiety felt in French capital
over loss of Forges. The village was
advanced position from which the
French speedily retired under Ger
man cannonade.
Repulsed in attempt against Pep
per Heights, Germans tried in three
day battle to shatter French center
on Douaumont plateau. They were
beaten back with heavy losses. Ger
man thrust on west bank of Meuse is
another attempt to seek out weak
spot in Verdun defenses.
Crown prince's failure to make
more rapid progress is arousing feel
ings of impatience, if not of uneasi
ness, in Berlin, according to reports
from Dutch sources.
The Hague. French air squad
rons have bombarded Metz forts and
German ammunition trains en route
to the Verdun front.
Paris. Continuing smash against
Verdun from northwest Germans
have captured Hill 265, near Regne
ville. Germans are attacking with great
est violence, but French still hold
summit of Goose Hill and the wood
ed regions in eastern part of Cor
beaux forest.
London. 13 persons killed in Sun
day night Zeppelin raid on England,
according to revised figures.
Berlin. German troops have cap
tured town of Fresnes, 12 miles
southeast of Verdun, taking 300 pris
oners. '
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Gustave Cintunza, 15, 228 S. Aber
deen, picked up by police, said he had
run away from home.
BAKER TO BE CONFIRMED IN
SENATE WITHOUT FIGHT
Washington, March 7. Confirma
tion of Newton D. Baker as secretary
of war may be expected within a few
hours of the presentation of his name
to the senate, Democratic leaders
said today. Senator Pomerene of
Ohio, who will take charge of what- .-.,
ever effort seems necessary, said he O
was confident the appointment
would be approved without even ref
erence to a committee.
"Baker is only as much of a pa
cifist as the president himself," said
Pomerene. "Like the president, he
has a passion for peace and will not
be led by hysteria in a preparedness
program. He is a thorough believer
in making this country ready to meet
its national duties."
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MACCORMAC STATISTICIAN OF
SCHOOLS SERCOMBE HIS AID
That the new line-up in the office
of the statistician of the board of edu
cation will be Morton MacCormac,
Thompson lieutenant, as head, and
Porker H. Sercombe, founder of the
bureau, as consulting aid, is the feel
ing about 'the board of education.
To drop Sercombe while the work
he planned had just been started was
not the right thing, trustees seem to
have agreed.
MacCormac appeared before the
audit committee yesterday and, in
the absence of Max Loeb, was recom
mended for the place of school board
statistician with no opposition. It is
probable that the salary of the posi
tion will be reduced from $7,500 to
$4,000.
convincing the board that such a bu- 3
reau was needed, will not lose out al
together with the cQnflrmation of
MacCormac in. his stead.
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Miss Alice Dispensa, 6412 S. Ash
land drank sulphate of zinc; Mrs. G.
B. Underwood, 3249 W. 62d pL, took
mercury tablets. Police say they at
tempted suicide. May recover.

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