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WILSON ASKS "ARE BUSINESS
MEN READY TO LEND A HAND?"
Washington, May 31. Pres. Wil
son outlined his platform and ex
pressed his convictions on issues of
the day in his Memorial day (address
at Arlington National cemetery yes
terday. He came out for universal volun
i tary military training and banish
ment of hyphenism. He was emphat
ic in his declaration that America
does not want additional territory.
The president of the U. S. Cham
ber of Commerce had reported that
99 per cent of its members were for
preparedness, he said.
"Very well," said the president,
"we are going to apply the acid test
to these gentlemen. Will they give
the young men in their employment
freedom to volunteer for this thing?
It is all very well to say that some
body else must prepare, but are the
business men themselves ready- to
lend a hand?"
Dallas, Tex. 4 killed when awn
ing collapsed while, crowd was wit
nessing preparedness parade.
Haddon Field, N. J. Mrs. Archi
bald Wilhelf in critical condition.
Fractured skull. Husband accident
ally hit her with golf club.
Harrison, N. J. Officer Samuel
Boob proved to Frank Wigand that
there is nothing in names, capturing
Wogand by heady work after he had
violated speed laws.
New York. Miss Mary Barbara
Richter, who was born in an open
boat off Norway 18 years ago, res
cued from drowning by G. C. Schmitt
berger last year, will be married to
him June 12 on boat in center of lake.
Pittsburgh. Hartley Murdock, 15,
registered as son of wealthy New
. Yorker, had nice time on one of
Pittsburgh's leading hotels until he
ordered celery hearts, broiled dobster
and wine. Then detectives were
called and Hartley was hustled off to
his mama in Crafton-
SANITARY CREW SORE ABOUT
HARBOR BILL AMENDMENT
Sanitary district trustees are fight
ing mad over amendment tacked on
to river and harbor bill adopted by
the senate in Washington yesterday
which limits supply of Lake Mich
igan water for drainage canal to
250,000 cubic feet a minute.
Drainage canal is now using more
than 500,000 feet a minute and the
drainage authorities' say that reduc
tion of flow will be bad for health of
Senate amendment, if not rejected
by the house, kills for all time the
plan of Gov. Dunne to make a navi
gable waterway of the drainage
canal, for it would not permit usage
of enough water from Lake Michi
gan to supply canal.
Principal objection to 111. waterway
plan came from Wisconsin and Mich
igan ports and the Soo, which feared
water level of lake would be lowered.
TELEGRAPHERS MAY STRIKE ON
New York, May 31 .Possibility of
a strike of telegraphers on the eve
of the Republican convention was
conveyed in notice served by the
Commercial Telegraphers' Union of
America on U. S. Commissioner of
Conciliation Rowland B. Mahany
that if by June 6 the Western Union
did not accede to the union's de
mands or agree to submit the differ
ence between the operators and the
company to arbitration, without res
ervation, a national strike would be
called on that day.
There is a possibility that the Pos
tal Telegraph Co. may meet union
London. Zeppelin struck tree in
decending near Veles and was com
London. Lieut. Gerald Spring
Rice, brother of British ambassador
at Washington, killed in action May