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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 20, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 3',
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LOCAL WAR NEWS
247 enlisted in regular army yes
terday; 108 in navy.
Noonday recruiting meetings will
be held in stockyards.
U. S. army ordered 800,000 lbs. of
bacon from Armour & Co.
Mrs. Jennie Long, 80, nurse in civil
war, would join Red Cross.
3,000 high school boys cheered as
they paraded through loop.
Prof. F. B. Snyder, Northwestern
"U," likened Wilson to Lincoln.
Jackies at Great Lakes station
swamped wth letters from fair sex.
University heads of middle west in
vited to Roosevelt speech April 28.
Richard Connoly, Waukegan, is on
destroyer Smith, fired on by U-boat.
Chicago was asked to furnish 1,800
recruits by tonight. Not quite 600 is
Dr. Herbert K. DeBower urges U. S.
to cover seas with ships as answer to
Every sheep raiser asked to con
tribute "two fleeces of wool" to army
Twenty Oak Park girls will assist
Ensign George Weichelt in recruit
ing in Oak Park.
5,000 candidates for officers' re
serve corps will be in training at Fort
Sheridan by May 8.
Prof. John H. rfayford, Northwest
ern, called to Washington as member
of aeronautics com'n.
First infantry has. obtained badly
needed horseshoers by going directly
to Horseshoers' union.
Northwestern "U" co-eds will cut
cost of commencement gowns as
part of war economy plan.
Richard Heurtley, Oak Park, ob
tained license to wed Helen Thatch
er, but says he will fight if necessary.
1,500 rifles said to have been gath
ered by federal agents in Milwaukee
in raid on headquarters of alien en
emies. John Myers, 2506 Greenview av.,
accused of jdjskjyalxemajks,, ffUowed.
to go free after warning from federal
Auto disappeared from in front of
First infantry armory. Four officers
and private missing. Believed gone
for "joy ride."
County Judge Scully says insanity
cases already show increase since
war was declared. Emma Sikles,
6840 Perry av., who has been writing
of war, sent to Elgin asylum.
Gregorio Inquandi, Italian, 425 W.
Oak, beaten to death by five men be
cause he cheered America. Rugmar
Lundstrom, 1910 N. Cicero av.; Geo.
Freeman, 2305 N. Keeler av.; James
Flaghight, Harry Czansski and
Frank Rose held.
SNOW, MUD AND BLOOD
CHECK TO THE FRENCH
With the French Armies in the
Field, April 20 It is battle of the
snows that is raging over 40 twist
ing miles on French front French
artillery fire turns the carpet of
snow into oozy mud and red-spattered
'patterns, through which Gen.
Nivell's men were advancing, always
Trenches, dugouts, shelters every
where were filled with German dead.
Dazed Germans were being hauled
from dugouts where they had hid
den, burrowed deep in piles of their
own dead. Farther back dazed,
starving Germans staggered out of
dugouts choked with their dead com
rades, 36 hours after these dugouts
had been taken by French.
Morale of French troops astound
ing. Gen. Nivelle not seeking to
pierce German line at given point In
stead he proposes an advance along
entire front by steady stages. Is not
like warfare of previous Somme
campaign. How well it is working
out is evidenced by fact that the
French have advanced more in this
new style of attack than at any time
since battle of Marne.
Forty hobos arrested in West Mad
ison .street cleanup