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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 24, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 1

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THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
' VOL 6,NO. 176 Chicago, "Tuesday, April 24, 1917
398
CONSCRIPTION VITAL
TO VICTORY IN WAR
Says British Commissioner Men Needed in Factories
and on Farms as Much as in Trenches England
Learned Lesson at High Cost Experience
Offered U. S.
BY GEORGE MARTIN,
United Press Staff Correspondent
Washington, April 24. Conscrip
tion is vital to America before the na
tion can have any success in the war.
Lieut Gen. B. T. M. Bridges
stepped out of the great internation
al war council of the allies here to
deliver this message to the Ameri
can people today.
L While congress wrangled oyer, the
select&e conscription bill this fighter
in khaki, fresh from the front, count
ed the cost of the volunteer system
to England.
"We were saddled with the volun
teer system at the beginning of the
war," said Bridges. "We would have
given anything to get rid of it. It
hampered and retarded us in every
phase of our war development
".The yoluntefir. system threw thQ
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