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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 04, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 2

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the" same scheme followed by Bug
land to protect those not actually in
army from being dubbed "slackers."
Under three-year basis plan it is
intention of government to train
men in increments of -500,000 until
Ihere are sufficient to beat Germany.
No men will be sent to Europe im
mediately, probably none will go for
at least six months. Present regulars
believe they will be first expedition
ary force, leaving newly trained men
as home guard until second incre
ment of 500,000 is trained.
Maximum and minimum age limits
of men for first is expected to be 18
and 23.
Pending raising of America's army
this government is making prepara
tions to ship unlimited supplies to al
lies including not only money, but
particularlyfood and munitions.
Greatest problem is admittedly
getting supplies to entente ports.
Hence big problem before navy,
according to navy officers, is creating
effective means of combatting the
Naval co-operation between United
States and entente allies has already
been planned in detail, which is nat
urally secret.
The National Defense Council
Pres. Wilson's advisory war cabinet
is in daily session, methodically
working out details of mobilizing re
sources, plans o'f economizing in all
of these resources and means of
hastening supplies for army and
navy and the allies.
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Washington, April 4. Senate to
day proceeded to smash through the
president's war resolution.
Sen LaFollette stood squarely in
the way, with Sen. Stone apparently
lending him at least moral support.
Floor Leader Martin and Sen.
Hitchcock, in charge of measure,
were determined to override or wear
out the opposition of the remaining
wihul few.
Senate stood ready to pass resolu
tion when it was called at 10 o'clock.
No other business will be considered
until it is passed.
Leaders wish to avoid spectacleof
employing cloture rule to get vote on
question of standing by the presi
dent and so preferred to allow La
Follette to talk himself out if he per
sisted in attempting a filibuster.
House is prepared for swift action.
It prefers to await senate resolution
and facilitate final action by adopt
ing senate measure, but, if senate de
lays, house will go ahead. .
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Berlin, April 4. Officials here to
day said they could not see any rea
son for America's adopting a hostile
attitude toward Germany. They pro
tested that responsibility must rest
with United States.
Berlin newspapers and public dis
cussion among Germans is divided
between American situation and the
franchise reform movement in Ger
Leader Basaermann of National
Liberal party today wrote to Deputy
Stresemann expressing agreement
witl latter's reichstag speech for
electoral reforms and especially fa
voring an immediate change in the
electoral franchise in Prussia.
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A packed house attended the pa
triotic demonstration at the Audito
rium theater last night. Wilson's
name cheered for several minutes.
Resolution's adopted urging filling of
army and navy ranks- immediately.
War to the -knife demanded by audi
ence. o o
Four safeblowers got into the
Bowman Dairy Co. branch office at
4452 Cullom av. early this morning.
When they left they took with them
$5,100 from the wrecked safe

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