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ARMY AND NAVY "SUPPORT" BILLY SUNDAY
Billy Sunday is not only recruiting for Christianity but doing his best
to increase the army and navy. He is here shown in New York, 4,sup
ported" by soldier and sailor, just before he went into the immense taber
nacle to gather in recruits for the church and Uncle Sam. .
FOES OF DRAFT USE ROOSEVELT
ARMY IDEA TO BOOST v
VOLUNTEER PLAN . .
Washington, April21. Despite all
administration attempts to annihi
late it, the Roosevelt division idea- is
holding its trench. It is the most fbr
, midable obstacle in the path of con
While the word was passed out
semi-officially Thursday at the war
department that there will be bo
Roosevelt division, betting today fa
vors the idea that "T. R." will get
into the trenches in France with a
jSplynteer force. weeKs before the
first American conscript division gets
under shrapnel fire.
It is admitted that the president is
strongly opposed to the Roosevelt
division. Friends of the colonel in
sist that the Wilson objection is
predicated upon the political possi
bilities likely to ensue "when Teddy
comes marching home." Administrr
tion backers ridicule this idea ar
say that Roosevelt, who is on recoi '
as favoring selective conscription,
doing more to block conscription 1
his talk of a volunteer division thi
any other single factor. They adm
that Roosevelt could probably smai
all speed records in raising a dmsiOi.