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2 O NOON EDITION 2 C
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 6, NO. 165 Chicago, Wednesday, April 11, 1917 396 JSSt"
FOOD FIRST, THEN MEN,
IS PLAN OF ACTION
Will Till Millions of Acres of Land Now Unused U. S.
Aero Squad Will Carry Old Glory Over German
Lines in Few Days.
Washington, April 11. ."Feeding
our allies" is to be this country's
part in' war for the present
Mobilization of foodstuffs and
providing means by full navy co-operation
for delivering them at ports
of England and France is to be'-extent
of America's physical effprt now.
Meantime hundreds of thousands
of men will be trained for action on
European fronts as soon as they are
fit and as soon as transportation fa
cilities are available.
Problem: of supplying allies with
food gigantic one -is being worked
out in practically every department
of government. Millions of acres of
land not under cultivation are to be
immediately put into use.
Hundreds of ships will be built to
carry foodstuffs to Europe. German
and Austrian ships taken in Ameri
can ports will be hastily repaired fo
Fleets of the United States, France v
and England will co-operate in safe-