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Lowden, is giving active co-operation.
Col. Milton J. Foreman's First
cavalry will be a military escort, and
a public demonstration at the Audi
torium will probably be one of the
On top of his stand against invit
ing Joffre and the others, Mayor
Thompson issued a printed"pamphlet
entitled "Food Shortage Warning."
It said in part: "The history of con
scription or draft is that it leads to
trouble, and it is a drastic measure
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."
"CONSTITUTIONAL COLD FEET"
CHAMP CLARK'S AFFLICTION
New York, April 27. Vigorous de
nunciation of Champ Clark's opposi
tion to conscription and bitter attack
on Clark, in which charge of "con
stitutional cold feet" was made
against the speaker, came as climax
of Former Ambassador Gerard's
startling speech at American News
paper Publishers' ass'n banquet last
Gerard asserted that Clark in fight
ing conscription was behind the
times. "I supported Clark financial
ly when he was a presidential candi
date," said Gerard, "and I think
there is some beneficent instinct
which keeps the American people
from putting forward this type of
There were hisses when Gerard
told how Clark placed conscripts and
convicts in the same class.
Gerard asserted that some Amer
ican newspaper men in Berlin suc
cumbed to German influences and
falsely informed kaiser's government
about the situation in America, thus
causing conditions which resulted in
America entering the war. He de
clared the old Germany of "kindli
ness and Christmas trees" was dead.
"The trouble is that Germany in
liberty and democracy is a hundred
years behind the times," he said.
"People in this country doh't under
stand the German caste system, they
don't understand the system of hy
pocrisy and they don't understand
how the people are kept down. There
is not any chance of rebellion in Ger
many. There may be riots. We must
not put any confidence whatever
upon the people of that country ris
ing. They don't know themselves
how badly they are off and it will be
a long time before they are enlight
ened. "I know Germany would have at
tacked America had the war ended
in a German victory or a draw."
BRANDS STRIKE INSTIGATORS
AS TRAITORS AND COWARDS
Amsterdam, April 27. Bitter re
proach for striking munitions work
ers and demands that they return to
work in this hour of Germany's need
expressed in proclamation signed by
Gen. Groener, director of munitions,
and plastered all over Berlin. Part
of it read:
"The army needs munitions who
dares stop work when Hindenburg
commands it? Strike instigators
must be branded as traitors and lis
teners to their words as cowards."
BICBIZ HITS FENDER LAW
Hearing of injunction brought by
Big Business to restrain the city
from enforcing the auto truck fender
ordinance, the life-saving measure
adopted by the city council last June,'
was begun today before Judge F. A.
Smith, superior court. The suit for
an injunction was brought by Con
sumers Co., The Fair, Morris & Co.
and Armour & Co.
Attorneys for the plaintiffs said
their claims for an injunction would
be based on the plea that it is a dis
crimination against certain kinds of
London. British blacklist against
U. S. shipping withdrawn.