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the nation's imperative need of the
6,000,000,000 pounds of foodstuffs
that go into the manufacture of
liquor is sufficient reason for the
government to take the step that
some European belligerents have
been forced to take in order that
their armies and people. have suffi
A decision as to the president's
power to stop liquor manufacture is
understood to be in the hands of At
torney General Gregory. If neces
sary, it appears probable that legis
lation authorizing the president to
act will be introduced in congress. In
this event the president would then
be empowered to take the drastic ac
tion whenever he saw fit.
Whether he would take it immedi
ately or later probably would depend
upon the report made by Chairman
Hoover of the national economy
board, who will make a thorough
study of food conditions in Jhe coun
try and recommend conservation
The "war prohibition" movement
has been gaining tremendous force
in the country during recent weeks.
Many leading agriculturists in the
central west have very strongly
urged the government to take the
action now under contemplation.
NEWLY MARRIED MEN TO BE
CALLED FOR ARMY SERVICE-
Washington, April 19. Men who
marry to dodge military service will
c not escape, under a ruling of the war
"All men married since the out
break of the war will be treated 'upon
the .same basis as unmarried men in
sofar as their military obligations are
concerned," the department an
nounced officially, asking at the
same time that the press give prom
inence to the ruling.
Recent reports in all big cities in
dicated a big r'jsb to marry after war
MYER LONDON ADVISES RUSSIA
AGAINST SEPARATE PEACE
Washington, April 19. Represen
tative Myer London, New York So
cialist, in a cablegram to a friend in
the Russian duma today urged- pub
lication jof an authoritative statement
declaring Russian Socialists do not
favor a separate peace, with Germany.
DOWN GERMANY, SAYS RUSSIA
Petrograd, April 19. Pledge tha
Russia1 stands unswerving against
Germany was given tdday by Foreign.
Minister Milukoff in welcoming Brit
ish and French labor delegates.
"The provincial government," he
solenlnly asserted, "will continue its
part in annihilating German mili
tarism, with the greatest intensity.
Our ideal is to prevent the future
possibility of war.
"I beg that you will announce to
your countries that Free Russia i& .
The Russian press regards Ger- .
many's peace "feelers" as- "hypo
critical" and "treacherous." Those
two words were those most used in
editorials today commenting on the
movement and the activity of Ger
man and Austrian Socialists for a ,
separate .peace with the new provi
"Such overtures," the newspaper
Retch declared, "will be no more
successful than the proclamations
which the Germans threw into Rus
sian trenches inviting our soldiers to
return to their homes and share the
estates of land owners. No one in
Russia desires to strengthen liberty
with the aid of German bayonets."
GARDEN LAND OFFERED
In response to appeal to Mayor
Thompson for more land for garden
ing purposes 2,000 acres were offered
today by different business firms of
Arthur Grabe, arrested y ,f daral
men on suspicion, allowed freedom.