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BUILD UP WAR CORPORATION
TO DO WAR BUSINESS
Washington, March 24. With
characteristic American business in
stinct, the administration today was
building up its "war corporation" to
turn out a finished product designed
to match the best in the world.
The Council of National Defense
met here today to discuss practical
handling of measures of war dis
cussed yesterday in the cabinet
meeting. Its experts will constitute
government's advisory body just as
spon as war is announced by con
gress. In meantime the administration is
sounding warning to people of na
tion that preparations must be made
for possibility of long and bitter war.
It is part of a "preparedness pro
gram" of the administration to "pre
pare" the people to full realization of
what sacrifices they must be ready
to make; to achieve sober realization
of all citizens of magnitude of task
ahead of nation; to displace careless
optimism with studious knowledge of
what is ahead.
Part of this preparation is in ad
vance of demands which will be made
shortly by government for men,
money, labo arnd materials on scale
unprecedented in nation's history.
Administration proposes no half-way
measures if it can be averted.
It is known government is consid
ering as one of initial moves the
loaning of a billion dollars or more
to entente allies provided people
approve such a step.
One thing council of national de
fense proposes to guar dagain and
thatis extortionate war profits by in
dustries affected. Government will
undoubtedly undertake some special
taxing system to cut down many
o o ,
Springfield, III. State utilities
board declined roads petition to raise
coal freight rates 5 cents a ton.
Granted increase of 5 per cent on
pertain coal movements instead.
FIND 34 BODIES IN CYCLONE
RUINS OF NEW ALBANY
New Albany, Ind., March 24. 34
bodies had been recovered early to
day from ruins of tornado which
struck this city late yesterday after
noon, and search was still under way.
Three hundred, homes were de
stroyed and 1,000 persons are with
Martial law is in effect National
guardsmen have orders to shoot on
sight in case of looting.
Indianapolis. 39 known dead,
nearly 150 injured and property loss
of $2,000,000 was today toll of tor
nado which swept across Southern
Indiana late yesterday.
FIERCE FIGHTING AS ALLIES
NEAR NEW GERMAN LINE
London, March 24. Germans have
slowed up.at their "Hindenburg line"
and are striving to check advance of
their pursuers on western front.
Fierce fighting is developing. North
east of Tergnier, where Gen Nivelle's
French troops are nearest of allied
forces to "Hindenburg line," the en
emy inundated ground by opening
canal sluices. City of LaFere was
Field Marshal Haig's men still
press forward, rebuilding, country as
Weather wintry, with snow and
AUTO HITS CAR FOUR HURT
Agnes Hansen, 17, of 2712 Cort
land av., and her sister Thora, 18,
were serevely hurt early today when
the auto in which they were riding
struck a street car at Colorado and
Cortland. Archie Weielius, 6727 Con
stance av., and Stanley Strauss, 5225
University av., who were in the car,
were slightly hurt
According to a report the police
got, the party started home from the
Colisimo cafe at 22d and Wabash av.
and the machine was traveling at a
hig hrate of speed when the accident