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THE AH1ZOXA REPUBLICAN, THURSDAY MORXIXG, DECEMBER 13, 1917 RAILWAY WAR BOARD PLACES PROBLEMS .nation had been canvassed thoroughly hut that no decision had been reached. It was the general opinion tonight that the president would study the subject ! further ber'ore making known his in- tetitions. j - Whatever cour.se he decides on will' I draw the fullest co-operation from the railroads, the president was told, even his plan . is. government operation. ; strcncly urged hy many of his advisers. The railroads, however, the war board I made clear are of the opinion that they 1 themselves cnn meet the situation if ' given time. They regard as their first need a centralization of control of pov ! eminent traffic in the hands of a fert- lo.id view of the transportation prob- eral traffic manager. Priority orders I' m and its solution was laid before I without r.ttmber coming from various ('resident Wilson today by the five ! government departments, they said, 'in tubers of the railroad war hoard, (are doing mom to slow up freight .M the conclusion of the conference, movement than any other single factor. I'.'iMax Harrison (hairman of the' The railroads, it was reiterated, are bci.ird, announced that the whole sit-no- seeking a government loan or a re- BEFORE PRESIDE! Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, lice. 1J The rail- MAZOLA 13 the pure vegetable oil for better cookin? and salad dressings THE purr, wholesome, and delicious qualities of f azola appeal to the housewife from the standpoint of cook in j resulli in deep frj'inE, sautcinj, shorteninc; and salad dresMncs. And at the same time she knows she is doin;; her share toward saving the country's animal fats butter, lard, suet. Mazola is produced from the heart of golden Ameri can corn. It does not transmit taste or odor from one food to another can be used tver and iver again a great fac tor in economical cooking. Mazola is sold in pint, quart, half-gallon and gallon sizes. Your grocer will give you a copy of the free Ma zola Book of Recipes or write us direct. , four money refunded if Mazola does not give entire satisfaction. Corn Products Refining Company Battery Place New York Salliaa RMraualillMi peal of anti-pooling laws. They believe that measures already taken for the common use of equipment and track age will bring relief from congestion, though government approval of rail road credit will be necessary if the roads are to raise capital that will be needed next year. i After seeing the war board members. the president received the legislative i representatives of the four railroad i brotherhoods who came to Washington to urge that there be no repeal of legis lation assuring the safety of railroad workmen. The railroad men were par ticularly concerned over reports that congress might be asked to repeal full crew and safety appliance acts. The representatives were: H. E. Wills, of the engineers: P. J. MeNam ara. of the firemen: W. M. Clark nf the conductors and V. M. Doak of the! trainmen. The president was told by members of the war board of steps already taken by the operating committee o eastern executives to clear choked terminals. These measures, the war board, said, already are showing results.' and if given time the roads can put traffic on a basis as nearly normal as possible considering the great amount of freight they are asked to transport. Attention was called to the roads' recommendation of a month ago that the government deny transportation to nore than 500 commodities classed as non-essentials. An order of this char acter, the president's cailers insisted, would have to be issued eventually, whoever operates the roads, since there is more traffic than can he moved. Orders transferring 100 locomotives from western lines to the east were made public tonight by the war board. The engines will be started east within the next 24 hours. They will be used by the more heavily burdened lines and will be furnished by the western lines in proportion to the number each owns. Announcement tonight from Xew York that the eastern operating com mittee had declared an embargo on ex port freight except for government supplies was hailed by war board members as one of the most effective moves made yet toward relieving con gested conditions. LOCAL SCHOOLS nr innnmirn m huvtu m POLICY STILL HANG S E For Christmas Juicy Fruits SPECIAL Holiday boxes of fancy oranges and grape fruit. Send a box of these Arizona oranges or grapefruit home for Xmas. "We ship anywhere PHOENIX FRUIT AND PRODUCE CO. 11!) West Jefferson St. Republican A. P. Leased Wire CHICAGO, Dec. 12. After a five hour session, club owners of the Ameri can League adjourned their annual meeting tonight until tomorrow, with out taking any definite action on i policy in connection with the war. The question of slashing the player limit. shortening the spring rrainlngLlrips and other war measures will be taken up tomorrow afternoon. President Johnson said tonight that the sentiment of the club owners very strongly favored a retention of the player limit of 23 men and continua tion of the usual spring training trip. That the schools of Maricopa county are in good condition is the opinion of.j County School Superintendent A. H. Fulton, who is making an inspection tour of all the pub;;c schools in the district over which he has jurisdiction, i Yesterday Superintendent Fultori visit ed the Madison school and he w as more than pleased with the work of the pupils. "There is a general increase in at tendance, and the work, in the main, is good, in some instances the very best to be found anywhes. The only fault I can find is with the congested con ditions I met in certain schools. This is especially true in the cotton dis tricts," said the superintendent. PDWELL CIS CITY TRIBUTE Dewey Powell of Stockton, Cal., dis trict governor of the thirteenth dis trict International Rotary club, left Phoenix yesterday for San Diego after a visit of two days here. Sir. Powell is on a tour of inspection over his dis trict which comprises Nevada, Califor nia, Arizona, New Mexico and the Ha waiian Islands. "Phoenix has the appearance of a city of 50,000 population, rather than of 30.000 as claimed," said Mr. Powell. "This is a splendid city and I am par ticularly impressed with the large number of beautiful homes here." GERMANS FAIL TO DRIVE WEDGE INTO THE CAMBRAI LINE (Continued from Page One) LODGE OFFICER VISITS PHOENIX Phone 1402 I I Victor Records 1 I forXhristmas' 1 . J?l A Jill lllL ouaijiiwu jj V. tlic"heartof every 'music-lover ft, , 'hohas a Victrola! . s l.Youcan" yourself choose the $ ft ,music'youwishto give,' or you j Nt'Ty $ 'can "purchase fa Victor Record ft jjSI' H Ccrtificatc.'V'A iVi 'enables the re- 1 JwWh jW Mark ft memorandum on your Christ- fvWvJFfa jl jtnat, list, 10 you'll be lure to itop in and tee j V"GTfTifcr?T ll if us. IV'ictort and Victrolas.also.it S10 to S400. !i JLf A'lG: t M II S 222-224 West Washington St. J f g I ' I1 With the arrival in Phoenix of Mrs. Marie L. Goran, district manager of the Fraternal Brotherhood, with head quarters in Los Angeles, added im petus is anticipated in the movement of Maricopa Lodge. No. 43, to increase its -membership and the interest of the present members in the work of the order. As president of the City Of ficers' assembly of the Fraternal Bro therhood in Los Angeles, Mrs. Goran made a record for herself that won recognition of her ability as a work er in the order. Her reward came in the way of an appointment to the Ari zona field where she will engage in special work. The presence of Mrs. Goran at the regular meeting of Maricopa Lodge. No 43, at its regular meeting on Saturday evening, should result in an excep tional attendance of members. It is announced that on that occasion there will be a class to initiate and all mem bers are urged to attend and take part in this work. More important still is the matter of arranging for the fortn-coming visit of Supreme President Carlos S. Hardy, who is expected to pay an official visit to the lodge early in January. Mari copa, No. 43, is anxious that the en tertainment afforded the supreme of ficer will be such that he will leave with a most favorable impression. At the meeting Saturday evening plans for this entertainment will be dis cussed. o south ef Lens and in the neighbor hoodhood of Armentieres and Nes sines." A fierce mass attack was made by the Germans today against the elbow in the bend of the British line be tween Bullecourt and Queant, (about ten miles west of Cambrai), says Reu ter's correspondent at British head quarters in France. Their Intention was to overwhelm their opponents by sheer weight of numbers. Owing to the staunchness of ttie British opposi tion, the attack only enabled the Ger mans to get a footing in about 500 yards of the British front line, when the attack was arrested. Thus the attack was reduced to the limits of a very smart local success at the most. The correspondent adds that it is difficult to get details, but the fighting lasted from dawn until 1 o'clock in the afternoon and the con tinuance of firing after that suggested a brush encounter. In his description of the battle, the correspondent says: "What was apparently intended as a German attack upon the sector of our line east of Bullecourt was delivered shortly after dawn, and, owing to the staunchness of .our troops, was reduced to the limits of a very small local suc cess at the most. The spot the enemy chose wag the elbow in the bend of our line between Bullecourt and Queant. "The Germans opened an intenst bombardment as the first streaks of a frosty dawn were paling the eastern sky. Our artillery promptly replied with a barrage put down between the opposing trenches, in order to catch any infantry advance. "Assaulting waves of Bavarian troops came over in close formation! It was the manifest intention to throw great pressure upon the front of the attack and overpower the defenders if possible, by sheer weight of numbers." "Fierce fighting ensued, but it is too early to get details since communica tions are always difficult during en gagements. So far as I can fathom, the Germans managed to get some sort of a footing in about 500 yards of our front line trenches before their attack was arrested. "The artillery fire continued until about 1:30 o'clock when it died down, but the constant rattle of machine guns suggested that some fighting was still in progress, and it is quite possible that we were counter-attacking. "This is really all there Is to tell. It seems reasonable to believe that the Germans failed in their project, what ever it was, since the extent of their gain was so small and so indefinite in point of tactical achievement that it is difficult to regard it as representing any complete scheme of operations. "The weather remains fine and dry. so that open warfare is still possible at a time of the year when normally both sides would be settled into winter quarters." ENTERS SERVICE Another Phoenix young man enter ed the service of Vncle Sam yesterday wTien Charles J. Shoup enlisted in the army. Mr. Shoup is a brother of II. H. Shoup of 911 Last Culver street, with whom he has been connected in the lumber business ever since he came to Phoenix four years ago. Charles J. Shoup had intended to en list in the navy, but when the recruit ing officers learned that the epplicant i was a lumberman, they promptly de I clared that the service was in urgent need of such men, and enlisted him in the army as a lumber stock keeper. lie will go first to San Francisco and then probably will be sent to San An tonio, Texas, for a short time, with France as a possibility In the near future. H SPLENDID HELP Nearly 40 pounds of tinfoil have, been turned over to the Red Cross magazine and newspaper station at 216 West Virginia street, by school children of the city, according to Mrs. J. A. Rogers, in charge of the station. Twenty-five pounds were turned over by the children of the Adams school. 8 pounds by Miss Christy's class of the Monroe school and 5 pounds from the Filmore street school. . Besides the tinfoil sent in, a large number of magazines and books were brought to the station by the children, who are taking an unusuully active in terest in the work. o Uo not wait until tomorrow phone that WANT AD to The Republican I and dispose of, or get what you want. Snow in Italy WITH THE FRENCH ARMY IN ITALY, Dec. 12 Snow, which has been eagerly waited and long delayed, began to fall this morning in the mountain district where the Austro-German ar mies are striving to break throt'h. The beginning of the snowfall adds to the optimism of those who have been confident that the drive would be checked within its present limits. The weather up to now had been al- J most unprecedentedly fine everywhere in northern Italy, a condition which by peculiar anomaiy has favored the in vaders almost exclusively, since the elements have presented none of their customary obstacles. The cloudless skies have made pos s4)le unlimited aerial reconnoitering and the starry, moonlight nights have rendered difficult the substitution of French for Italian troops. The fighting between the French and Austro-Germans has been limited thus far chiefly to aerial and artillery en gagements, which have been rather of a tentative nature. Both sides have taken advantage of the fine cloudless weather .to keep squadrillas in the air scouting from dawn to dark, and air battles have heen almost hourly oc currences. The Germans have an unquestioned strategic advantage because of their possession of the crest of Mount Tom ba. The mountains now held by the Germans are nearly the last of the big peaks, but below them stretching for solid rows for miles behind the front," is a series of peculiarly shaped hills, each from a few hundred to a thousand feet high .which makes the finest im aginable defenses and which would have to be stormed individually and at great cost, unless the line to the west should give way. The French appear in a position to arrest.any German advance for an in definite period if the Italians continue to resist the Austro-German onslaught The Italians themselves express the greatest confidence that their troops 'will succeed in checking an Austro German advance there. The French already have acclimated themselves perfectly and appear to be working in the utmost harmony with such of the Italians that are loft on their sectors, notably with artillery, which co-operates under joint com mand. The French as well as the British armies hava bronught with ; them the most complete eotiipmenl imr aginablc, including a bewildering mini- mtmThe Christmas 10 more shopping Days until Christmas Santa -', Clans ,will be in his own Toy Store every afternoon ART NEEDLE WORK MODEL ONEHALF OFF EACH piece a completely fsois!hed and made-up model. For the Christmas shopper undecided what to give, these things "ready to give" offer a way out of the difficulty. Then, again, is there a woman who would not appreciate a fnished piece of Art Needle work. Ms Are Neckwear For. Mem A greatly enlarged space devoted to them, made possible by condensing our millinery 6tock. Among the many splendid lines we especially call attention to the lines at 25c each, 3 for 50c, 3 for $1.00, 50c each, 75c each and $1.00 each. Dainty handkerchiefs in many new styles. Plain white with embroidered designs, fancy hems, etc.; others with colored borders or colored figures. Linens, fine lawns and 6oft silks. 8ee these and all the others. These are entirely new, as we do not carry neckwear except at Christmas time. Every man and boy can use several. We have splen did assortments at SOc, 75c, $1.00 $1.25, $1.50 Boys Neckwear For Gifts 05ve him silk slhirtiegs Many delightful gift suggestions will be found in this section. Prices and description will hardly do them justice, so you must really see them to appreciate the daintiness. The younger as well as the older men will appreciate a .shirt pattern. We've a fine va riety of patterns to choose from. Prices are $1.00, $1.25, $1.50 and $1.75 a yd We wish to announce that a representative of THE DELINEA TOR with us. As in previous years we will accept sn tions, for a limited time at a reduced price. Pattern Ss A Great Toy Store Our lasenient is a place ot delight a after all, isn't that the most importa Bring them down and let them selec - SETS OF TOOLS FOR BOYS Tools that have real worth the kind with which a bov will get satisfaction.- Prices $2.75 to $0.00 a set. CHARACTER DOLLS Dutch boy, Dutch girl, clown, etc., substantially dressed. . In fact aur large showing of dolls is one you should see. A delight to the little folk. (jlLBERT MISTO MAGIC SETS $1.00 A fascinating collection of sleight-of-hand, illusions, etc., of world famous magicians. Each set includes a book of Instructions. MECCANO STRUCTURAL SETS Constructing different models of Meccano steel . will be interesting and educational to the real boy. nd wonder to the little folks. And nt thing to make "them"' happy?' t their Christmas Toys. ELECTRICAL AND -MEGHAN I- ' . CAL TRAINS We've a variety of these interesting toys. Ketrlcal trains at $3.50, $4.00, $6.00, $7.50, $S.50, $10.00 and up to $25. Mechanical trains at $1.50 to $(U0. SEPARATE PIECES TO BE USED WITH TRAIN SETS Tiailroad semaphores, single arm, 25c; double arm, 50c; railroad crossings, 25c; freight cars, 30c and 00c: tenders, 65c ; locomotives, 75c, $2.00, $5.00. Electrical transformers, llo volts, $2.75 each. CHILDREN'S BOOKS ' Hooks by popular juvenile writers, 25c to 6nc each. Pooks printed on cloth for the little tts, 5c to 50c each. ber of motor trucks, so that their lines may easily and regularly be supplied with every necessity. The scene immediately behind the front is in vivid contrast to the scene behind any Oerman or Austrian front which the correspondent repeatedly saw for more than two years, by rea son o fthe superior transportation fa cilities over the Germans, who are short of oil, gasoline and tires and who must forward their supplies mostly in horse drawn vehicles. The Germans who patrol the French sector apparently are more venture some than they are along the front in France, for here they boldly cross their lines, regardless of the shrapnel bom bardment, and.invite attacks by French planes in their eagerness to spy out batteries that constantly are bombing German positions. . The correspondent during the course of a four hour walk along the French lines yesterday witnessed a series of aerial conflicts, and although the Ger man planes never were entirely driven off, they obviously were so harrassed by the shrapnel and machine gun fire from protecting French planes, that they never were able correctly to di rect their own artillery fire, which fell wide of the mark. . In artillery work the French appear to be taking an aggressive initiative, for their batteries, and -those of the Italilans stRl remaining in position along the French sector, keep up a vicious pounding in an effort to reach the German guns in their advantage ous positions on the dominating moun tains. British Ships Lost LONDON. Dec. 12. A slight increase in the losses of British merchantmen by mine or submarine in the last week is noted in the admiralty statement tonight. Fourteen vessels of more than 1.600 tons were sunk, as well as seven under that tonnage. The losses to British shipping by mine ur submarine the previous W-ek comprised sixteen merchantmen of IHOO tons or over, and one under that ton nage. FEW RESTRICTIONS FOR AUSTRIAN'S AND HUNGARIANS HERE Continued From Pase One) of. and to refrain fro'm actual hostility or aiving inl'orm.nion aid or comfort to the enemies of the I'uiteil t'tates and to comply strictly with the regula tions which are hereby or which may' be from time to time promulgated by the president; and so long as they shall conduct themselves in accordance with law, they shall be undisturbed in the peaceful pursuit of their lives and occupations and be accorded the con sideration due to all peaceful and luw abiding persons, except so far as re strictions may be necessary for their own protection and for the safety of the United States; and towards such of said persons as conduct themselves in accordance with law, all citizens of the United States are enjoined to preserve the peace and to treat them with all such friendliness as may be compat ible with loyalty and allegiance to the United States. "And all natives, citizens, denizens or subjects of Austria-Hungary, being males of the age of fourteen years and upwards, who shall be within the United States and not actually natur alized, who fail to conduct themselves as enjoined, shall be liable to restraint. or to give security, or to remove and depart from the United States in the manner prescribed by sections four thousand and sixty-nine and four thousand and seventy of the revised statutes and as prescribed in regula tions duly promulgated by the presi dent; "And pursuant to "the authority vested in me. I hereby declare and es tablish the following regulations, w hich I find necessary in the premises and for the public safety; "(1) No native, citizen, denizen or subject of Austria-Hurrgary. being a male of the age of fourteen years and upwards and not actually naturalized, shall depart from the United States until he shall have received such per mit as the president shall prescribe, or except under order of a court, judge or justice under section 4"60 and 4070 of the revised statutes: "(2) No such person shall land in or enter the United St.'ttes, except under such restrictions and at such places as the president may prescribe; "(3) Every such person of whom there may be reasonable cause to be- ! lieve that he is aiding or about to aid the enemy, or who may be at large to the danger of the public peace or safety, or who violates or attempts to violate or of whom there is reasonable ground to believe that he is about to violate any regulation duly promul gated by the president, or uny criminal law ot the United States, or of the states or territories thereof, will be s.ili.ioU to summary arrest by the United States marshal, or his deputy or such other officers as the president shall designate and to confinement in such penitentiary, prison, jail, military camp or other place of detention as may be directed by the president. "This proclamation and the regula tions herein contained shall extend and apply to all land and water continental or insular, in any way within the jur isdiction of the United States." Since congress adopted the war res oution, the department of justice and other government departments have been besieged with anxious queries from big manufacturers and coal oper ators employing many Austro-ltun-garian laborers. Fear was expressed that with labor already inadequate for the war industries, any drastic action against Austrian subjects would ser iously hamper war production. These industrial leaders were told at first that the department planned only to compel Austrians to register. With in the last few days a number of Austrian subjects have been ar rested in the United States and held for investigation to determine whether they should be interned during the,' war. Thi identity of these men and the extent of the roundup has not been made public by the department j-if justice. ! ; .lohn L.oi-d O'Brian, special assistant to the attorney general in charge of alien enemies, indicated today that the regulations for registration of Ger mans will be issued late this week. De mands for a multitude of adminis trative changes in the original plan have caused the delay. MAURICE TELLS OF WAR OPERATIONS ON BRITISH FRONTS (Continued from Page One This is the first reverse the British have had on the British front since 1015. "The public had come to look upon the British west front as practically in violable .forgetting the possibility -of 'the accidents of war.' It is still too early to try to give the exact reason for the German break through in the south. Their success was won not n a hastily constructed new line, but an old line, where we had been established for many months. The reasons will come out in due course." Do not wait until tomorrow phono that WANT AD to The Republican and dispose of, or get "what you want.