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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 21, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 1

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THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL.6, NO. 147 Chicago, Wednesday, March 21, 1917 3
WAR LOOMS AHEAD AS
PRESIDENT CALLS
EXTRASESSION
Declaration of War Expected at First Session of Con
gress, April 2 Pleas for Action From All Parts
of Country Thinks Revolution in Germany
May Follow United States' Action.
Washington, March 21. President
Wilson today called for an extra ses
sion of congress for April 2. He has
decided to meet Germany's high seas
affront with sweeping action.
War today seems just ahead. Con
gress, it is known, will be ready to
back any action the president may
desire.
A declaration of war may be the
first step taken by congress.
Washington, March 21. Not since
sinking of Lusitania has the presi
dent been buffeted by such demands
for war. His cabinet seems favora
ble to hostilities and from all over
the country come telegrams and let
ters urging instant action against
German high-handedness on the
seas.
For the first time it became known
today that there are many secrets
about internal political situation of
different belligerent nations in the
hands of this government which
have never been even suspected.
Many of these enter immediately
into consideration of this govern
ment's course now.
Those who favor war argue along
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