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BAND OF SUPER-INVENTORS
SCHEME NEW WAR TERRORS
Washington, April 5. Somewhere
on seaboard, guarded from prying
eyes, Thomas A. Edison and a little
group of super-inventoss are work
ing ceaselessly, plotting Germany's
Every facility and assistance which
government departments can provide
is being furnished them in unstinted
lot Naval officers are constantly in
attendance to lend their expert ex
perienie in making practical the
Just what the brain children are,
just how far they will upset al past
methods of warfare, and just how far
the German government will come to
fear this little group of workers is
yet to be revealed.
An impenetrable curtain of secrecy
attends their present experiments.
Other than a small inner circle of
governmental experts, their activities
are known to no one.
SOLDIER'S WIFE LOSES HOME
While her husband, Frank C.
Vaughan, is on guard duty with the
Fifth Illinois regiment, Mrs. Edith
Vaughan and her 6-year-old daugh
ter were evicted from their home at
107 E. 42d st last night for non-payment
of rent Vaughan gave up a
$200 month job to join the army.
Mrs. Vaughan took refuge in the
home of her father, -Br. J. H. Greer,
4114 Michigan av. The real estate
agents who ordered her out were
Butt &i Tousley, 4248 Indiana av.
WANT 1,800 SAILORS
The navy dep't has asked Chicago
to contribute 1,800 seamen by April
, 20. That means the city must fur-
m nish at least 100 enlisted men a day.
Lieut. A. H. Davison said recruiting
for the army was going along at a
GOVT TO TAKE FOOD CONTROL
Plans are now under discussion for
taking over the nation's food supply
in the event of war. Radicals favor
the gov't taking control immediately.
In the meantime, prices are soaring
higher. The Board of Trade is urg
ing the appointment of Jos. P.
Griffin as a member of the proposed
federal economy board.
London German front has been
strengthened by a new million of
men, Great Britain warned.
Washington. Several members of
congress who favor war resolution
received letters and telegrams
threatening their lives.
Washington. Majority of mem
bers of both senate and house mili
tary committees favor universal
Berne. Brand Whitlock, Ameri
can minister to Belgium, reached
Berne looking worn and physically
exhausted. Belgians wept at his de
parture. Washington. Natives of Germany
cannot be admitted to citizenship
after state of war resolution passes
congress, naturalization commission
er has ruled.
London. British mine sweeper
sunk by mine; 24 missing.
Springfield, III. House, without a
dissenting vote, passed resolution
adopted by senate last week which
places state on record in favor of
universal military training.
WOULD SEGREGATE NEGROES
Chicago real estate board plans to
ask for legislation that will enforce
segregation of negroes. They say
that the influx of negroes into white
neighborhoods has decreased prop
erty values to the extent of $250,000,
000. Real estate agents who have
been making big money by securing
desirable location for the negroes are
said to be ambitious to start colony
for negroes between Cottage Grove
av. and State st and 22d and 63d