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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 11, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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suance of $2,000,000,000 in one year
treasury notes against added tax re
ceipts planned as a war measure.
The senate doubtless will noj: delay
tong with the bond bill and within a
week or two, at the latest, the meas
ure should be a law.
Pacifism and politics apparently
are linked in a move to prevent se
lective conscriptiqn, according to
friends of that plan today. They at
tributed a growing sentiment in con
gress against the administration
army bill largely to pacifist propa
ganda. -
Army men are surprised at the de
lays which the congress permits at a
critical time and astounded at the
fight against a plan recognized by all
military men as equitable and effi
cient Washington, April 11. A-"Feeding
our allies" is to be this country's
part in war for the present. V
Mobilization of foodstuffs and
providing means by full navy c6-op-eration
for delivering them atports
of England and France is to be extent
of America's physical effdrt 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 woyked
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 for
use
Fleets of the United States, France
'and England will co-operate in safe
guarding delivery of precious sup
plies to entente ports.
Farmers,,, agricultural experts and
-i students are being mobiliied as
"soldiers of the commissary" to car
ry on the "bread and butter war."
And while these supplies go for-
ward to keep up strength of allied
fighters in European trenches, Amer
ica is to build up and train her man-1
hood later to -relieve her fellow fight
ers and drive home the victory.
This will probably be six months
hence but it may come sooner. '
' Pairs, April 11. The American
uniforni and the stars and stripes will
soon be seen in action on the Frencji
front
War office today decided that La
fayette air squadron, composed al
most exclusively of American avia
tors, in future will be -permitted to
wear American army uniform. On
their, aeroplanes will be painted the
American flag.
Heads of the great railroads of the
country went into secret session here
today to devise plans for complete
co-operation with the government In
mobilizing supplies, shipment of
which will be given precedence over
all other freight traffic during' the
crisis! v -
RUMOR BATTLE OF TORPEDO
BOAT AND MUNITION SHIP
San Diego, Cal., April '11. Al
though high army and navy officials
and secret service men today denied
knowledge of a reported clash be
tween American torpedo boats and a
munition-carrying schooner off the
west coast Monday, it is known that
stores of munitions in California
ports have been carefully watched
recently. Fishing boats are repeat
edly being stopped and searched for
arms off this coast
BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY
TO COME TO WASHINGTON
London, April 11. Foreign Sec'y
Arthur J. Balfour is-about to leave
leave for Washington on "a special
mission," according to official an
nouncement today.
DuringJuis absence Lord Cecil wiU
act as foreign secretary.
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