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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 22, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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cases of meningitis were placed un
der quarantine yesterday. There
are now 3,000 at the station, 1,000
more than normal.
Capt Moffat, commandant of the
station, explained today that this
number of deaths is regarded as nor
mal in view of the great increase in
number of recruits in the last few
weeks. No fear of, an epidemic is
Upward of 100" cases of measles of
a light type are being treated at the
Washington, March 22. Govern
ment supervision of the country's
vast resources of raw materials used
in the production of munitions and
other war supplies is contemplated
by the National Council of Defense if
the United States goes to war with
Germany. Tentative plans for put
ting such supervision into operation
almost immediately already have
been completed.
The council is hopeful that the.big
producers of raw material will agree
to such a plan voluntarily. But in
case they do not, the council is pre
pared, to go before the coming extra
session of congress and ask for such
Already the copper producers have
offered to sell the government cop
per at a figure almost half the -present
price in the event of war.
Similar co-operation is expected
from the steel men and Other big
producers who will be called upon to
furnish the army and navy with sup
plies in case of an outbreak of hos
tilities. ' Abnormal financial profit on the
manufacture of munitions and neces
sary supplies will be made impos
sible by war measures.
Howard E. Coffin, a member of the
advisory' committee of the council of
.national defense, in speaking of the
absolute necessity .of. government
supervision of Industrie, in time of
war, said to the United Press today:
"We must and will provide for tak
ing all abnormal financial profit out
of war, but we dare not take away
all profit as such a course would
wreck the nation as a business con
cern. "In England and France, for in
stance, it is the plan to make all war
transactions reasonably profitable
because it is realized that it is only
through such a procedure that the
whole economic machine may be
kept running smoothly.
"Labor must have its fair return
for its work. The producer of raw
material must have a reasonable re
turn upon his investment and the
manufacturer of the finished product
must have a fair profit.
"If labor were working for half
what it ought and the manufactur
er selling at a 25 per cent loss; there
would soon7 be a catastrophe and
bankruptcy would become the order
of the day."
A naval reserve of women who
own or can run motorboats and who
are willing to undertake the task of
sprinkling a little of bombs or cold
steel on the tails of ubiquitous, U
boats is the possibility of a meeting
held at the, Hotel LaSalle late this
The idea of a naval reserve prob
ably it will be called the Illinois
Woman's Naval Reserve was sug
gested to Lieut. L. C. Stevens by airs.
W. C. H. Keough, former member of
the board of education and wife of
former Judge Keough.
"There are many women in Chi
cago and in suburban cities along the
lake," said Mrs. Keough today, "who
own a thorough knowledge of the
marine motor and nautical science
and conduct. There is no reason why
these women could not make their
services valuable to the government
& eyent,oLwart" i

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