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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 27, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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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
decide.
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
particular.
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 scheme of:
First, money; then food; next,
ships.
Preparedness to accomplish de
sired results will be rushed in all
branches. First help ready will be
first given.
War organization of nation moved
rapidly today.
Ttentative plans were made be
tween war commisisoners and Sec'y
McAdoo for American loans to allies
of $500,000,000 a month.
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LEAPS TO DEATH IN LOOP BLDC.
J. D. Kinear, 29, ass't purchasing
agent Mineral Point Zinc Co., leaped
12 stories to his death to the rotunda
of the Marquette bldg., early this
morning. Brooding over the war is
said to have caused the suicide. He
was to have been married in June.
His fiance lives in Iola, Kas,
ENGLAND WINNING BUT FOOD
PROBLEM IS SERIOUS
London, April 27. English is win
ning; the ultimate success of allies
cannot be doubted and that success
is being achieved at less and less cost.
But meanwhile England must econ
omize and m.ike sacrifices. Around
this text today Premier Lloyd-George
delivered an eloquent address in for
mal exercises responding tot freedom
of the city granted him by London at
the Guild Hall.
Emphasizing the seriousness of
the submarine problem, on which he
said "the best brains of Britain and
America were now concentrated,"
the prime minister appealed to the
public for food economy and increas
ed production, voicing at the same
time the belief that there would be no
necessity for increased food prices.
"Ireland," he said, "is the one me
nacing prospect on the whole hori
zon. I appeal to all to sink personal
and party feelings for the purpose of
a settlement there."
SOCIALISTS WANT DELEGATES
FROM ALL NATIONS
Copenhagen, April 27. "If all gov
ernments permit delegates to attend,
the Socialists' conventien may be ex
pected to form the basis for an early
peace," declared Pres. Troolstre of
the International Socialist Bureau on
his arrival here today.
"I certainly ho'pe that Morris Hill
quist and other American Socialists
can attend the international congress
at Stockholm in the middle of next
month," he continued. "Our sessions
could be extended or postponed to
permit their attendance, if it was
necessary.
"We know German delegates will
be willing to discuss Alsace-Lorraine
and that problem with French dele
gates." o o
200 Illinois mayors met in council
chamber today on invitation of
Mayor Thompson to consider state's
share in handling food problems.
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