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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 26, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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quently will not be mustered out aa
originally planned:
Michigan, Thirty-third infantry;
Colorado, First and Second separate
battalions infantry; Ohio, Third and
Sixth infantry.
The war department in announc
ing the calling out of this new group
i " of national guardsmen said they
were "for general purposes of police
protection against possible interfer
ence with postal, commercial and
military channels and instrumentali
ties." With orders to these men, the east
arid its industrial life is clQsely
guarded, as well as the middle and
far west. Thus far thesre has been
no general call to southern states.
St. Louis, Mo. Officers of First
regiment, Missouri national guard,
began immediate mobilization of
guardsmen, following orders from
Washington calling them to colors.
Washington. Cutting down delay
Tjy days and hours, navy department
announced it would endeavor to open
bjds fbr a number of new submarine
chasers on Wednesday instead of
next Saturday.
An even dozen of Chicago women
today form what might be called the
Ladles' Auxiliary of the Army and
A few days ago word came from
Washington that it would be. pleas
ing and acceptable to the govern
ment if women would volunteer for
duty as stenographers, nurses, mili
tary office clerks, etc., to form a part
of the business side of the army.
The following Chicago women
have offered their services, it was
announced at the office of Lieut L.
M. Stevens today:
Mrs. Lou Davis, 2031 Milwaukee
av.; Helen Martin, '2965 N. Lawndale
av.; Nell Irney, 11217 Forestville av.;
Julia Christensen, 2626 Best av.;
Catherine Freeman,. 119 N. Long;
Etbe'l Stephenson, J309 Nt KUburnei
Ruth Olson, 3323 Pierce; Clarice
Rand, 651 E. 61st; Lillian Dealing,
3815 Wilton av.; Charolette Moe,
6325 Kenwood av.; Mrs. Mary Mus
tain, 743 Bickinghof pi.; Mrs. Anna
Pettes, Allen bldg.
Another woman wrote from Kan
sas City to say she was ready for any
duty that might be imposed upon her.
Washington, March 26. The navy
having been put in order, insofar as
presidential authority now goes,
chief attention as regards the de
fense of the nation is today centered
in the land protection problem.
What form, or system, land defense
shall take, still is being debated.
By the time congress convenes in
extraordinary session one week from
today it is expected this question will
have been resolved into positive
. Sevtfral state legislatures have
passed resolutions favoring universal
military training. Hundreds of tele
grams and letters from college stu
dents and young men in all parts
of the country urge adoption of such
a system. Out of hundreds of news
papers questioned by the National
Association for Military Training, 93
per cent favored a law compelling
universal military training. But
there are also many voices raised in
opposition, and thus far President
Wilson has not declared himself. He
has admitted the need of "some form
of physical training," but has inclin
ed to the belief that the country is
not yet ready for the universal mili
tary training idea.
In case universal training fails ofi
support, the president may be au
thorized by congress to take any one
or all of the following courses:
Recruit the regular anny up to its
full authorized strength 250,000
officers and men.
Call eut-and. recruit up .to full au!

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