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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 10, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 1

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THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 6, NO. 138 Chicago, Saturday, March 10, 1917
398
GERMANY MAY STARVE
BEFORE BREAK WITH
AMERICA OCCURS
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Famine Races With War While America Issues Defy to
U-Boats by Ordering Arming of Merchant Ships
Extra Session of Congress
Prepare for Worst.
' Washington, March 10. The TJ. S..
government is preparing for the
worst
Warned by Germany that she has
spoken with finality as to her sub
marine intents, the government to
day looked out upon prospect of ac-
tual war, following order to arm
(P American merchantmen.
Some officials fear Germany will
be as ruthless toward armed Ameri
can ships as she has been toward en
emy merchantmen.
Another group, however, believe
that Germany will be more consider
ate of American shipping, exercis
ing international law mandate of
visit and search before torpedoing
Government meantime is relying
upon Pan-American co-operation to
aid in stamping out Teuton intrigues
in western hemisphere, shattering
war schemes that would involve the
United States near home.
It is understood on highest author
ity that thfe government, in connec
tion with revealed German intrigu
ing and plotting that stretches from
Canadian boundary through Central
America to southernmost South,

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