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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 28, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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CHICAGO SOLDIER BOYS ON
GUARD DUTY IN STATE
Six companies of the 1st Infantry,
I. N. G., leave Chicago today for
guard duty over points of- strategic
importance in Illinois. They won't
take trains at regular main railway
stations, but will entrain secretly.
The newspapers know where the
troops are going, but are withholding
the information as news. This is in
line with a voluntary press censor
ship in co-operation with the govern
ment. Pres. Sergei of sanitary board is
said to have asked for troops to
guard sanitary district property.
Trustees Clark and Paullin protest
Sergei asked for soldiers without
consulting other trustees. They con
tend the district is well protected
now and if further special guards are
to be called for it should be on some
other basis than the personal wish of
Sergei.
Out of 300 men who tried to break
into the army and navy service only
60 were accepted yesterday. Bad
teeth bars more than any one cause.
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FRANCE EAGER TO WELCOME
AMERICAN TROOPS
Paris, March 28. "We wish to see
America's troops in France as soon
as possible," declared Sec'y Gen.
Jules Cambon in an interview grant
ed American correspondents at the
French foreign office today. '
"The public feels confident in its
anticipation of American military
aid," the former foreign minister
said, "and such aid wuld be enthu
siastically welcomed."
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U. S. PREPARES FOR TROUBLE
ON MEXICAN BORDER
Washington, March 28. While re
alizing possibilities of trouble from
Germans gathering in Mexico, au
thorities declared today the govern
ment is prepared adequately to cope
with that situation.
Sporadic outbreaks and border
raids are the most to be guarded
against Indications are against any
real military danger.
Reports to the government show
conclusively that a great many Ger
mans have been and are still fleeing
to Mexico. Reports indicate concen
tration at Torreon. But all this flight
does not mean that they are prepar
ing to fight this country. Many are
fleeing in fear of internment
ARMY AND NAVY RECRUITING
GOES MERRILY ONWARD
Army and navy recruiting gained
considerable impetus today, and
from indications yesterday's record,
which was the highest of the year,
will be excelled. Yesterday 300 vol
unteers applied for enlistment Sixty
were accepted. This number, how
ever, does not include men wfio were
accepted for the aviation or subma
rine service or for the officers' re
serve corps.
The majority of the menr applying
for enlistment in the regular army
were service men, having been in the
Spanish-American war or stationed
along the border or at Vera Cruz.
Recruiting officers and patriotic
organizations were today resorting
to various means of stirring up a
martial spirit. Motor cars, carrying
recruiting officers and soldiers, did
advertising work through the loop.
High school cadets, led by bands, pa
raded, and naval reserves from the
Great Lakes training station were
stationed at the various recruiting
headquarters or distributing litera
ture at elevated stations and trans
fer corners.
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TAKE RADIO RESERVE EXAM
H. A. McKley and B. J. Lyons of
Peoria, 111., today took examinations
here for commissions in the radio re
serve. If successful in their grades
they will become lieutenants. The
Peoria men informed Capt John Dil
lon, in charge of the federal radio
organization here, that- a corps of 75
men had been recruited in Peoria for
radio work in case war was declared.

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