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2 C LAST EDITION 2 C
LET ALLIED WARSHIPS IN U.S. PORTS?
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 6, NO. 116 Chicago, Tuesday, February 13, 1917 398g
TRAINING WON'T PASS
tWiIson Wants Militia Tested Some Form of Compul
sory Training Expected to Result Later From
-Chamberlain Bill, Which Would Give
500,000 Boys Six Months' Service.
BY GILSON GARDNER
Washington, Feb. 13. Universal
military training, as provided for in
the Chamberlain bill, will be dis
cussed but not passed on at this ses
sion of congress.
This is the administration plan.
The militia will be relied upon to
meet any emergency.
It is expected the national guard
will be recruited up -to its full
strength to meet the needs of na
tional defense and that it will be mo
bilized to v protect harbors, coasts,
railroads and other strategic points.
Universal compulsory military
training is expected to be one of the
results of the present war situation.