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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 29, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 5

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WAR BREAK BRIEFS
Albany. New York assembly ap
proves universal service plan, au
thorizes war census of men in New
York available for military service
and appropriates $2,600,000 to buy
v lands for new Rockaway fort site.
" East Lansing. Compulsory mili
tary training tor every student at
Michigan Agriculture college order
ed. La Crosse, Wis 500 students of
La Crosse Normal school signed pe
tition demanding military training
for'themselves.
. Geneva. Swiss foreign office de
nied all reports of intended Swiss me
diation between United States and
Germany.
New York. Life Extension insti
tute, with membership of 5,000 phy
sicians, offers their services to gov-,
ernment.
New York. American Defense so
ciety and National Security league
. sends telegrams to governors of 42
states urging them to call prepared
ness mass meetings.
Washington. Emergency Peace
Federation plans to "bury" congress
with hundreds of thousands of let
ters and telegrams appealing for
peace.
Washington. Sam'l Gompers and
Sec'y of Labor Wilson- confer on
means of mobilizing resources of in
dustry so as to insure ample sup
ply of labor for navy yards and mu-.
nitions plants,
f New York. Chandler & Co., local,
firm which bought, out $10,000,000
German one-year note -issue which
mature next Monday, will renew
them for another year.
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Tokio. Japanese government has
formally recognized new Russia.
Washington. Rear Admiral Jas.
H. Oliver made governor of Danish
West Indies, to be taken over by the
.United States on Saturday,
U. S. -CHINESE SAY THEY ARE
READY TO FIGHT FOR SAM
Three hundred members of the
Chinese-American Citizens' alliance
met at 263 W. 22d last night and
cheered the interpretation by a Chi
nese orchestra of "The Star Span
gled Banner." When Toastmaster
Paul G. Jung rose to his feet, at the
first strains, every one in the meeting
followed suit
It was the occasion of the first
banquet and housewarming of the
organization at their new quarters.
Membership of the alliance is made
up of American-born Chinese. All
are voters.
"There is nothing hyphenated
about our organization," said Jung.
"If .the U. S. should ever need us we
will be ready to respond."
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WHAT THE CITY COUNCIL DID
Endorsed universal military train
ing. Refused to endorse resolution to
ask congress in case of war to con
script all incomes of citizens of more
than $100,000 a year.
Refused to endorse city manager
plan. "
Endorsed bill to give Chicago
home rule on all liquor questions.
Delayed $1,000,000 appropriation
from vehicle tax, except $100,000 for
oiling streets.
Passed ordinance requiring clean
ing of roofs.
Referred to finance committee the
plan to give Harvey city water. .
Declined to interfere with two
platoon system.
Delayed action on $880,000 break
water for municipal pier.
Fixed Oct 15 as tag day for chil
dren's charities.
Passed ordinance requiring cutting
of weeds that induce hay fever.
Made Santa Fe fruit terminal or
dinance special order of business for
next meeting.
Blocked effort to give political
team owners more pay.
Adjourned until Wednesday!

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