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WITHIN SIX MONTHS to equip an
army of a million men, provided ap
propriations should be made avail
able by congress immediately.
When we come to artillery, it is a
different situation. It would require
more than a year to manufacture
enough field guns to equip an army
of a million.
To rely on our own artillery, there
fore, it is imperative that big gun
factories be built and equipped im
mediately. The war department has only 650,
000 rounds of artillery ammunition
on hand, but thanks to practice on
shell orders for the allies, American
private plants would have no diffi
culty in providing all the ammuni
Summing up the situation, there
is no reason why the United States
could not arm and equip an army of
a million men just as soon as they
can be trained for trench fighting.
Before Christmas, the stars and
stripes could easily be waving over a
million men in the trenches of the
(In forthcoming stories; the first
of which will be published tomorrow,
Correspondent Manly will tell how
Uncle Sam could arm, feed, clothe
ind transport his million men.)
Boston. Archie Roosevelt, son of
Col. Roosevelt, engaged to wed Miss
Grace Lockwood, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Thos. St. John Lockwood,
New York. Six incendiary fires,
starting within few minutes of each
other, wrecked buildings at Belmont
race track and destroyed grandstand
of Hunts club on Long Island today.
St Louis. "Just aching for taste
of war," and hoping she'll hear bul
lets sing, Mrs. J. B. Benton, widow of
a Baptist minister, today took an ex
amination to enter navy.
Washington. Business of German
insurance, companies will not he in
terfered with, Pres. Wilson pro
claimed, but companies must sever
relations with German home offices
while war lasts.
(An Easter Offering)
By James A. Murray
Make life a bouquet all complete,
Your heart a fragrant rose;
Your mind a lily, chaste and sweet,
The purest bloom that blows.
The flowers of your heart and mind
Share freely while you live;
The more you spread, the more you'll
How much you have to give.
Through sunny or through stormy
Somewhere, some wind will blow
The sweetness of your life's bouquet
Around you as you go.
United States in 1916 paid $291,
649,000 for ice cream and consumed
208,320,000 gallons. New York con
sumed 34,000,000 gallons
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