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WAR BRIEFS BY WIRE
Boston. Janitor Bill McLaughlin
of Faneuil hall stopped Italian parade
on its way in until it added stars and
stripes to the flag of Italy.
a New York. Merchants' ass'n,
V since several civilians have been shot
by bridge andj armory sentries, issued
big "halt when the sentry calls" pos
ters. New York. Four bull-headed pe
destrians ducked in New York bay by
naval militiamen for crossing steel
submarine net off Fort Hamilton
Harrisburg, Pa. Got a buffalo
nickel? Ink an upturned mustache
on the Indian. Conceal back part of
head with a sheet of paper laid per
pendicularly across the ear. There's
St Paul. Bohemians in St. Paul
today offered services to Pres. Wil
con. "We cheerfully make any sac
rifice which righteous war against
German military autocracy may de
mand," telegram read.
Kansas City. 10,000 foreign-born
Americans, in enthusiastic mass
meeting, cheer flag and indorse the
words of Rev. Andreas Bard, Ger
man: "We will back the president to
the limit We raise the stars and
stripes and shout to the world:
'America for all; all for America!' "
Washington. Marine corps offi
cially adopts Lewis machine gun and
Petrograd. Gen. Michael V. Alex
ieff definitely appointed commander
of Russian armies.
Washington. Six scientists on
A way to Europe to co-operate with
scientists there is studying war prob
lems. Washington. Young men who
have married since April 2 will be
first called to military service if re
solution sponsored by Rep. Britten,
Illinois, is passed by congress.
Minneapolis. Minnesota State
Fed, of Labor adopts resolutions
pledging loyalty to U. S. during war
and endorsing similar stand of A. F.
Mexico City. Mexico will remain
neutral, Gen. Carranza said in ad
dress to new congress.
Amsterdam. American guard
ship Scorpion interned at Constan
tinople by Turkish government.
Washington. Wage earners will
be given full legal protection "in in
terest of both maximum production
and human conservation" during
war, Sec'y Daniels promises.
LOWDEN PLEADS FOR WORKERS
TO RAISE GREAT CROPS
Springfield, April 16. Illinois, ac
cording to a proclamation issued by
Gov. Lowden, may, by its corn, save
America from a shortage of food nu
triments during next winter's war
time, if there is still war then.
Lowden pleads for a 100 per cent
corn crop for Illinois, every acre
planted and every acre producing ita
maximum bushels. To gain this
there- must be greater care in selec
tion and screening of seed corn and
there must be volunteers by thou
sands ready to work through the
summer hehind the plow.
Country schools will excuse every
child over 14 years of age from stud
ies that they may aid in planting, and
with no loss of credits in school
The governor pleads for intensive
"municipal farming" to turn every
city and village lot into a garden.
WEEDS IN WHEAT SEED
Minneapolis, April 16. Danger to
wheat crop this year lies in fact that
much of seed wheat is low in germi
nation and contains weed seeds, W.
L. Oswald of state seed laboratory
said today. Samples recently test
ed contained only 81.09 per cent
wheat and germinated only 78 per
Chicago art students will draw re
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