THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 6, NO. 146 Chicago, Tuesday, March 20, 1917 3
U. S. SEEKS ALLIANCE
TO GUARD SEA LANES
-WAR DRAWS NEAR
May Join With Great Britain and France to Protect
I Atlantic Shipping Rush Preparedness, Measures
State of War Now Exists President
May Speak Today.
Washington, March 20. Pres.
Wilson is expected to outline real
status of relations between United
States and Germany within 24 hours
as his next immediate step in pre-,
paring people and country for possi
ble even probable hostilities.
A state of wai now exists between
.United States and imperial German
government, it is taken for granted.
There are few who beHeve president
will fail to acknowledge this in his
Complete proof of Germany's bold
affronts pa high &tgg &ow before
this government an imposing ar
ray of war acts against the United
States. Toll in two weeks amounts
to four American ships and more
than score of American lives sacri
ficed through utter disregard of the
rights of this country.
From all over country telegrams
today continued to pour into White
House demanding war. Pacifists, for
first time since break in diplomatic
relatioons, are conspicuously silent
or are admitting that end of patience
has been reached.
Washington, March 2Q.- United
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