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TRAFFIC "COPS" ARE PATRIOTIC
Not to be outdone in patriotism by
citizens who have displayed the. flag
on their offices and homes, traffic
officers in many cities have attached
small flags to the top of their sema
phores. o o
New York. American line steam
ship St. Louis, first American armed
passenger vessel to make round trip
through submarine zone, reached
quarantine here Monday
GERMAN AIR BOATf, ARC NOT
MISSING THEY'RE LOST, SAYS
ENGLISH OFFICER. ,
By William Philip Simms.
' With the British Armies Afield,
April 10. British have inaugurated'
aunal warfare on a scaie hitnerto un
dreamed of, even in this greatest of
, German claims that British have
lost their air supremacy spurred a
certain Englisli air general to reply .
"If the English losses appear high,"
he explained, "it is because the pres
ent fighting is of da. undreamed-of
scale. . The German boast of numer
ous planes downed is therefore easily
explained. We are fighting practic
ally always above the enemy's coun
try; therefoVe a vast majority of all
our casualties are behind their lines.
"While we frankly admit the nun
ber of our machines which are mis
sing, the Germans say none of theirs
is missing. This is probably true.
For even if they lostj two to our one,
none of theirs is 'missing.' They are'
'actually 'lost' because they have
crashed down inside their own lines.
"As long as we are able to carry
the fight to the enemy, meariwhile
keeping him away from our linbe,
none can truthfully say that we have
lost the supremacy of the air."
London, April 10. Thanks to King
George for his "inspiring words" in
greeting America's entry into war
expressed by-Pres. Wilson in follow
ing message received by king:
"Your eloquent message comes to
me at this critical moment in our na
tional life as proof of a community of
sentiment among the free peoples of
the world, now striving to . defend
their ideals, maintain the blessings of
national independence and uphold
the rights of humanity.
"In the name of the American peo
ple and the government to which
they look for guidance, I thank you
1 for your inspiring words."