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Which should never be invoked until
the life of the republic is threatened.
I am unalterably opposed to a draft
for the purpose of forcing our young
men into the trenches of Europe."
ENTENTE EMISSARIES SAY
"LET WOODROW DO IT!"
BY GEORGE MARTIN,
United Press Correspondent.
Washington, April 27. America's
part in the war was put squarely up
to Pres. Wilson by the allies here to
day. Whether the United States shall
concentrate on supplying food, men,
ships or gold is for the president to
Former Premier Viviani of French
commission flatly declared the mat
ter wholly up to the president in a
statement denying that France will
attempt to dictate this government's
policy on any point.
British Foreign Sec'y Balfour of
English commission has done same,
stressing "hands off politically" in
Pres. Wilson has made no state
ment of policy to the public.
Today's developments when world
powerful triumvirate "gets down," as
British commissioner expressed it,
"to brass tacks" for first time are
expected to clarify America's attitude
on various points.
Indications are that president has
sanctioned schem.e of:
First, money; then food; next,
Preparedness to accomplish de
sired results will be rushed in all
branches. First help ready will be
4 War organization of nation moved
Ttentative plans were made be,
tween war commisisoners and Sec'y
McAdoo for American loans to allies
of 500,000,000 a month.
Jas. R. Forgan, banker, shaken ,up
when his auto and auto of John L.
BRITISH ADVANCE IN INCHES BY
USE OF BAYONET.
London, April 27. From north of
Arras down tor the Champagne today
Franco-British offensive and German
defense had developed into titanic
"push of war" not tug of war.
Only major infantry operations on
British front were of huge bodies of
men on both sides gripped in hand
to hand conflict. Most modern of all
weapons, the perfected artillery
pieces still gave barrages of fire, but
actual movement of British forces
forward was almost always by use of
most ancient of all fighting weapons
the steel blade.
In contrast to his previous stra
tegical methods of concentrating the
fury of his attack on particular spots
in German line, Field Marshal Haig
was adopting plan of keeping whole
front pushing in a great concerted
Meanwhile Hindenburg was rush
ing great bodies of reserve troops and
pouring these into lines to interpose
human barriers to British advance.
The enemy's losses have been co
lossal, due mainly to dogged manner
In which Germans are held in closed
rank formations, offering unmissable
targets for British guns.
It is British pressure toward Douai
which Germans apparently fear
most, according to dispatches from
the front. It was east of Gavrelle
that the battle reached its greatest
Cloudy weather of past 24 hours
greatly disappointed British air men.
With complete supremacy of air es
tablished, they had hoped to add to
their record of at least 100 German
machines brought down in the "bis
Information from French front in
dicated almost ceaseless counter-attacks
by Germans. Everywhere the
French withstood attacks and inflict
ed tremendous losses on enemy.
London. British blacklist against
U. S. shipping withdrawn.