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BOTH HOUSES WILL PASS A CONSCRIPTION
BILL TODAY; BUT WHICH BILL?
BY J. P. YODER,
United Press Correspondent
Washington, April 28. Before
congress adjourns tonight nation will
know how its armies of defense are
to be raised.
House will vote before sundown.
Senate will probably vote around 10
Barring completely unexpected,
vote in both houses will be strongly
for president's and general staff's
selective conscription measure.
Debate continued in senate today.
Talk is over in house, excepting the
Chief among those who were to
talk in senate today was Sen. LaFol
lette, who is for selective conscrip
tion, but who has amendments to
urge. t 1 o'clock senate debate
was limited to JO-minute speeches.
War department will be ready the
moment bill is written in statutes to
begin great work of mililizing coun
try's military man-power.
Bill before house, known as Dent
bill and favored by majority of mili
tary committee, provides raising reg
ular army and national guard to war
strength, first by volunteers as at
present and then if necessary by
draft, and authorizes president to
call for separate volunteer army of
500,000. Army census preparatory
for selective draft system is to be
begun at once.
If when census is completed, the
500,000 men have not been obtained
by volunteers, then the president
The committee minority, headed
by Rep. Kahn, favors selective draft
recommended by war department
and president in original general staff
Rep. Kahn proposes amendment to
bill as it now stands in the house,
eliminating authorization for call for
volunteers and providing for imme
diate institution of draft.
If Dent bill is passed unamended
it will be a defeat for the president
and a victory for anti-conscription-ists
or volunteer advocates.
Senate bill is virtually same as sub
mitted by army war college.
House bill, as amended, amend
ment being acceptable to the war de
partment, makes men from 21 to 40
eligible to service. Senate bill ages
are from 19 to 25.
PUSH BAKERY STRIKE PLANS
Press agents for the large baking
companies today tried to scare the
union bakers and drivers into staying
on the job Monday without increase
in pay by spreading story that the
government will take over and oper
ate the bread plants unless all labor
trouble is settled. If this were true,
of course a strike would be' futile.
But labor men have heard this be
fore since war with Germany has
been brewing and the two dissasit
fied unions are going ahead with
strike plans today.
Jos. Isabella, Hazelton, Pa., lost
$110 to four Italians. Pocketbook
Leonard Kaufman, Metropole hotel,
wants conservator named for $100,
000 estate of cousin, Mrs. Minnie
Hertzberg, 5021 Grand blvd. Says
her mind is unsound.
, Det-Serg't J. J. Kane dismissed
-from police dep't and partner, Ed
ward McCormlck fined 30 days in
connection with alleged blackmail
John Dunn, 842 Cass, killed by
fenderless auto truck of Gus Kallas,
,fruit dealer, 721 Randolph, at Dela
ware pi. and Dearborn. Kallas
abandoned truck and fled. Later
Army and navy recruiting officials
expect to do big business today whilo
Roosevelt is in town.