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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 14, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 4

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HAIG HASN'T STOPPED YET
NOW AFTER ST. QUENTIN
London, April 14. Suddenly
switching point of his drive from
around Arras, Field Marshal sHaig
last night smashed his men forward
far to south around St Quentin and
advanced to Fayet, within two miles
of the city.
Fayet, northwest of St. Quentin,
was carried during night; also im
portant positions of Ascension farm
and Grand Priel farm.
With the British Armies Afield.
Lens was menaced today by British
big push.
German resistance was growing
more and more desperate with each
hour that Field marshal Haig shoved
his men forward. But resistance
was ineffective for powerful British
blows.
Today Vimy ridge was still shelled
from afar off by German guns, as
well as other positions held by the
British. But everywhere the Teu
tonic artillery was shooting excited
ly rather than methodically. It was
erartic, not accurate.
British forces were steadily gain
ing command of all high ground, vil
lages and other vantage points as
they progressed astride the Hinden
burg line. Today even the spreading
plain below Vimy ridge, from which
Lens was directly menaced, was be
ing abosrbed.
Canadians continued irresistibly
pressing on down Vimy slopes, oc
cupying" Petit Vimy, Givenchy and
Bailleul railway station.
, ''We've got Fritz where we want
him now," observed one Canadian of
ficer grimly today. ,
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UNION MEN ARE FREED
Judge Jarecki discharged Irvin
Kline, G. F. McCarthy, Geo. McLean
and John Pollak, striking waiters,
arrested for picketing in front of the
Bismarck hotel and gardens. The
strike is still on.
PLAN TO MAKE VAGRANTS HELP
GROW COUNTRY'S FOOD.
The law which makes it a crime
for a fellew to be penniless and job
less the vagrancy law will be
strictly enforced, according to Chief
of Police Schuettler, and men will be
sent to the Bridewell, where they
will be put to work on nearby farms.
Through an agreement with Chief '
Justice" Olson, the vagrant will be
soaked with a stiff sentence and his
services will be used by the county
to help grow eats.
Another 10-cent jump made wheat
situation mqre acute today and
forced the price of standard flour to
$11.90 a barrel.
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"TO H WITH THE H. AND H.!"
WAR SLOGAN OF MARSE HENRY
New York, April 14. Here's
Marse Henry Watterson's contribu-
tion to the war slogan contest:
"To hell with thet Hapsburgs ancf
the Hohenzollerns."
Col. Watterson of the Louisville
Courier-Journal sent his contribution v
to committee of Oyster Bay, which,
with help of "T. R.," is to select an
appropriate battle cry.
"What's the matter with it?" asks v
Marse Henry.
WAR-BRIEFS BY WIRE
Paris. France introduces a meat
less day.
New York. 600 machinists put to
work repairing seized German liners. N
London. British food crisis grows
more severe. Especial shortage o
wheat.
Winnipeg. Private S. McGarry,
551 S. 5th av., Chicago, wounded in
battle of Vimy ridge. Serg't R. David
son, Chicago, missing.
La Paz. German minister handed
his passport by Bolivian government
wjth notice that diplomatic relations
between Bolivia and Germany have
been severed.

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