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And besides, they say, thousands
of men, now working in breweries
and distilleries would be released for
work at farming and other produc
Chairman Lever of house agricul
ture committee favors plan. . It is
given impetus by agricultural experts
in central part of country who have
been working onfood problem.
Movement has gained such mo
mentum that distillers themselves
are making overtures to congress,
offering to restrict their output so
as to release at least 15,000,000 bush
els of grain annually for food.
This 'offer, however, is scorned by
E. C. Dinwiddje, chairman of legis
lative bureau of anti-liquor forces
here. He says distillers and brewers
today are overstocked with grain and
"for business reasons'are willing to
reduce their grain demands for com
ing year. -"
Rep. Randall, "dry," says: '"War
prohibition" is inevitable.
"Forty-four per cent of barley, two
per cent of corn and ten per cent of
the rye raised in this country," Ran
dal Isaid today, "is being used in the
manufacture of alcoholic liquor.
Rep. Howard believes Pres. Wilson
should not and will not wait for con
gress to act on the matter, 'but "as a
war measure" issue a proclamation
temporarily closing all breweries,
distilleries and saloons.
"Dry" conferences have been in
progress for the last week. There is
bound to be tremendous opposition
to any attempt to force through
"dry" measures now under guise of
"war emergency" measures. Army
men say that so far as military estab
lishment is concerned there is no
need of any prohibition legislatidn
Rochester, N. Y. Geo. Eastman,
kodak maker, will subscribe $2,500,
000 to government war loan.
London. Two British hospital
ships sunk in English channel, one
by mine, other by submarine.
KAISER LOSING FRIENDSHIP OF
ALL SOUTH AMERICA
Buenos Aires, April 14. With Bra
zil on verge of war with Germany
after diplomatic rupture, Bolivia di
plomatically severed from Berlin, Ar
gentina was swept by an anti-German
sentiment today that seemed
likely to. result in a diplomatic break f
between Buenos Aires and Berlin.
Wildest excitement followed re
ceipt of news last night of sinking by
German submarine of Argentine sail
ing vessel Monte Protegida. First
prediction of responsible officials was
that Argentina would immediately
follow Brazil's example in handing
German minister his passports, but
sabinet deferred action until late to
day. In the meantime it was held
that Argentina would probably de-,
cide not to go further at this time
than to register a" sharp protest to
EAST LEADS IN ENLISTMENTS
ILLINOIS DOING WELL
Washington, Aprjl 14. Enlistment
runs by sections, according to the
latest full army and navy recruiting
figures available today show, the east
running heaviest, the middle west
doing well, the south running low.
Sectional figures for army are not
available b&yond March recruiting,
but all lump returns, both to armyj
and' navy, are showing real upward
trend that encourages authorities.
During week ending April 5 latest
week for which figures are available,
Illinois furnished 104 naval recruits.
At that time Illinois stood eighth in
the list of states in point of, number
of men enlisting for naval service.
Ahead of It were Pennsylvania, 185
recruits, and then in order, New
York, Missouri, Oregon, Massachus
etts, Ohio, New Jersey.
First week of April country's total
enlistments for navy wefe 2,736; in
first 10 days of April 4,354 joined the