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E ARIZONA REPUBLICAN
AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR 10 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY, 12, 1918 10 PAGES VOL. XXVIII.; NO. 233 TH LICENSE OR SELL NO BOND Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, J;in. 11. Regula tion of the issue of virtually all Private securities soon will be pro posed by tiie government. legislation is being drafted auth orizing the treasury to license each indicliilu;il security issue, and to re fuse approval to enterprises regard ed as not essential to the conduct of ihe war. The exercise of this func tion would be assigned to the federal reserve board, or some agency cre Bted by it, which should pass on the priority of capital needs. As a collateral plan, formation of n government corporation to absorb tiny of the approved stock or bond issues, has been agreed ,upon ten tatively. A preliminary step considered at the White House, is issuance ot a proclamation calling on governors mid legislatures of all states, and county or city or other local of ficials to cease making expenditures tor public improvements not abso lutely accessary and to refuse builu !uk or other permits, as for as pos tible, to private construction not contributing directly to prosecution o tho war. Secretary MeAdoo discussed the whole question today with treasury advisers and some definite action is expected within a week. The result of the government's undertaking would be far-reaching. Not only bonds, stocks and other se curities of big corporations would be affected, but building operations on a small scale probably would feel the effect of tho tightening of capi tal. The government would have a tight grip on the securities market with powers to indicate into which business ventures capital should be placed and from which it should be withheld until the war's end. The necessity of federal regulation of capital expenditures has been em phasized by Secretary JIcAdoo and other officials since the first liberty loan. The secretary has declared that tho government must be pre pared to absorb the supply of new capital available for investment dur ing tho war. This in turn made it fssential, he said, that unnecessary capital expenditures should be avoid ed In' public and private enterprises. Government control over securities should be both regulatory and con structive, in his opinion. Steps to unify the nation's finan cial resources must be taken before the third Liberty loan', officials say, or the government will find a mass of private issues of bonds, stocks and notes on the market in competition with its own war bonds, to the detri ment of both government ai.d pri vate financing. o DF POSSIBLE REDUCTION IN RAILROAD FORCES MEETING OPPOSITION Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. Possible reduction in Ui number of railway employes under government opera tion was touched upoi: today at the house interstate, commerce commit tee's hearing on the administration's railroad bill. Julius Kruttschnitt, chairman of the board of the South ern Pacific, who said he spoke for the American railway association, voiced serious objection to any prun ing of its lists of employes on the ground that it would seriously af fect the organization of the lines and mean disarrangement when the prop erties are turned back to their own ers after the war. Chairman Sims asked about the feasibility of eliminating some of the solicitors employed by the roads, particularly those whoso duties are to seek passenger business. Mr. Kruttschnitt said the men who so licit passenger business also look after freight and therefore he. did not believe any considerable number of them could be dispensed with. Some of the twenty-one passenger trains running between Omaha and Chicago, tho witness thought, could be taken off and the men engaged on them given employment in the freight service. He was opposed, however, to any changes that would throw men out of employment. Mr. Kruttschnitt again voiced his objection to the proposed basis of compensation to the roads, saying he. believed the returns should be based on what the roads were earn ing at the time they were taken over. He suggested that not later than six months after peace is de clared would be long enough for gov ernment control. Before the senate committee in interstate commerce. Commissioner Anderson estimated that maturities of railroad securities in 1918 and 1913 would amount to $450,000,000. It was not to be assumed that the gov ernment was to take care of this, he said, but the "revolving fund," of $500,000,000 provided in the bill was to cover financing that might be necessary. BAKERIS SHARPLY GRILLED CARRANZA S GRIP SLIPPING! II STRIKEATPALAEZ ARIZONA ML ME CRISIS WAHREACHEDSAYS ENGLISH MINISTER Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. Increased international interest in Mexicos af fairs has followed the receipt here of unofficial information that President Carranza again is considering a plan to drive Manuel Palaez from control of the Tampico oil fields. Private reports forecast an early resumption of mili tary operations against Palaez, but there also is information indicating that tho Mexican government is at tempting to deal with the situation through political changes. Palaez is reported to have declared that so long as Candido Aguilar re mained at the head of the Vera Cruz state government he would continue in revolt. Consequently Carranza is being urged by some of his advisers to trans fer Aguilar to the ministry of foreign affairs in the hope that it might solve the problem of the oil fields dom ination. Bandit or revolutionary activities in northern Mexico have become so pro nounced recently as to make resump tion of threatened military action at Tampico seem improbable. State de partment and diplomatic representa tives here of the entente are keenfy in terested in the situation because of the danger to the oil supply involved in any fight that might be waged for the mastery of the oil fields. Unofficial advices from Mexico, sup ported in part y reports to the state department, indicate an increase in organized armed banditry throughout the country. Carranza is said to have complete control in few states. o ON PAPER MEASURE CAMP FUNSTON BANK ROBBED; BANKERS ARE MURDERED WITH AXES Republican A. P. Leased Wire KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 11. Charles F. Winters, vice, president of the Kansas City Federal Reserve bank who was wounded with an ax in the robbery of the army bank at Camp Funston tonight, died at the camp at a late hour, according to a telephone message to relatives here. STREET CARS CRASH Republican A. P. Leased Wire -WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. Under unanimous consent agreement reached late today a final vote on the resolution for government control of the print paper industry will be taken in the senate on next Tuesday. Beginning at 2 p. m. debate will be limited to ten minutes and a vote on the final pass age taken as soon thereafter as pos sible. Debate on the resolution continued throughout the day. Senator Harding declared the measure was socialistic and said the American republic was heading straight for state socialism and control by the "Bolsheviki." Senator Smith of Arizona, urging the bill as necessary to insure supplies of paper, praised the newspapers and particularly their work for the liberty loans. Asked by Senator Watson If this resolution, by giving control over print paper to the president would not permit the ' rankest sort of press cen sorship to be set up in the United States," the Arizona senator said it would not and added that there had been no protest against the resolution on the part of the newspapers. Speaking in support of the resolution Senator Thomas said: "I believe private operation of busi ness at all times is eminently prefer able to government control, but I be lieve that government control- is nec essary in certain Instances and this is one. . , Profiteers who take advantage of the war to make large sums of money out of war necessities were .denounced by the Colorado senator. The senate adjourned until Monday when consideration of tho bill will be resumed. o WED ARE SCORE Republican A. P. Leased Wire LONDON. Jan. 11 Winston Spencer Churchill, British minister of muni tions, in addressing the American Luncheon club today began his re marks with a plea for support from the American and British nations of their leaders. He also made a powerful ap peal for the prompt sending o large numbers of American soldiers to Eu lope. "I have accepted the invitation of tho American Luncheon club," Mr. Churchill said in beginning, "for two principal reasons. First, that we now have arrived at the main crisis of the war; secondly, that the great issues of this War can only be satisfactorily re solved by vehement and effective ac tion of the United States as a factor in the conflict. "It is a very happy thing that at the present moment two Anglo-Saxon de mocracies should each have tound a leader who by the march of events and their own great qualities, have so far surpassed their contemporaries as to Require the right and the power to weak without challenge in the name of the nations as a whole. They also com mand that paramount authority with out the responsibility of which and without the fortifying of which no safe or sure path can be found or be fol lowed. "May every man hero and across the Atlantic, who desires that we may meet, and emerge with security from our present peril, do his utmost to strengthen and sustain the authority of the men at the helm. May they encour age them in their responsibility and tree them from embarrassment and difficulties iso that they may concen trate their whole energy on the deadly enemy in froHt, and have no anxieties nor jealousies at home. "We have had within the last few days two statements of our war aims and they have been broad, definite, concrete statements. The sombre and majestic pronouncements of the prime minister of the United Kingdom and the president of the United States are in complete accord, 'lhey nave Deen ratified by the unanimous assent of the British and the American peoples. "So far as I can see, that great branch of the human family which peaks the English language and in its wide estate covers or mnuenccs me greater portion of the habitable globe so far as I can see, we have reached a complete unanimity of moral concep tion and practical aims. Our views also have been accepted by the Latin na tions, who are our valiant allies and they have been received as if they were the very draught of life and hope by the little, shattered states who look to us to rescue them from their present torment. "Who can doubt, if these statements of our war aims were translated into war achievements; if they passed from tho earliest aspirations into the granite of the reality, a very bright fu ture would be opened to mankind in which, in the presidents fine phrase, the world would be saved for democ racy. There would be a future in Republican A. P. Leased Wire DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 11. More than a score of persons were injured, three probably mortally, when two street cars on the Urbandale route col lided head-on near Eennett and Twen tieth streets here late today. Except for two or three from nearby towns, all the injured were from Des Moines. The cars crashed together on a single track at the bottom of two small hills. The cause of the collision is ascribed to failure of signal lights to work. Not more than ten people were on the in-coming car, but the outgoing one was packed. More than a dozen persons were tak en to hospitals, but the others were able to continue to their homes. CONSERVA 1N1Y E PRC E ALL EATING PLACES NEGOTIATIONS PEACE TAKEN UP AT Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. Deficien cies in army equipment were the sub ject of sharp cross-examination of Secretary Baker today before the sen ate military committee. For three hours the war department head was under rapid fire questioning. both from democrats and republicans who frequently by word or gesture ex pressed disapproval or the conditions disclosed. Sometimes they flatly disagreed with the secretary's assertions and pointed to testimony previously heard to con tradict him. Apparently little ruffled by the vig orous quizzing, Mr. Baker, admitting and further detailing certain shortages, reiterated his formal statement of yes terday that supplies are substantially adequate for "initial rush needs." Committeemen insisted that his statement was misleading to the coun try, even though unintentional, and gave the public a wrong impression of conditions. Senator Weeks declared it had "lulled the country to sleep." Secretary Baker explained that what he meant when he spoke of adequate supplies was that all troops who go abroad to actual fighting are and will be amply equipped. In response to questions he said General Pershing is short ot motor trucks. Shortages in this country below the estimated needs of February 1, he uummarized as follows: Saddles, 50 per cent; saddle blankets, 40 per cent: canteens 40 per cent; with large de ficiencies of pistols and cartridge belts, as well as small arms ammuni tion. Statements of the secretary that quantity production of the new Brown ing machine guns would begin next month were sharply challenged by benator Hitchcock, who said the sec retary's figures were four times great er than General Crozicrs and that the discrepancy was "astounding." Secre. tary Baker promised further explanation. toe snortage or macnine guns in training cantonments, Mr. Baker said, was not surprising under the condi tions. Mr. Hitchcock asserted and Mr. Baker denied that contracts for Lewis machine guns were made tardily. Chairman Chamberlain, challenging the secretary's statements regarding adequacy of rifle supplies at canton ments, asserted that lack of machine guns and trucks are delaying training worn. .i anure to prepare for war was brought up by -Senator Wadsworth and Secretary Baker insisted that needs for preparedness id 1916 were as ob vious to congress as to the executive branch. Events since, he conceded would have made larger military ap propriations advisable. Mr. Baker left the stand early to at tend a cabinet meeting. He will be back tomorrow for further cross- examination. A letter modifying his testimony that shoddy had not been used in navy garments was received during the day uy cnairman tjnamoerlain from Pay master Cieneral McGowan of the navv When before the committee the rear aamirai said no shoddy had been used, XContinued on Page Two) o CAMP FUNSTON, Jan. 11. Three men were killed and two seriously in jured at 8 o'clock tonight when the ar my bank hero was robbed by a man dressed in the uniform of a captain of the United States army. The three men, civilians, were killed with an ax. it is reported, while they were at work n the bank. C. F. Winters, vice-pres ident of the National Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Mo., was seriously wounded, and it is feared he cannot recover. The men killed were: Hill, John Jewell and Carl Olhson, all clerks. Military authorities here are reticent regarding the robbery. It was learned, however, that the robbery was discov ered when persons passing the bank heard groans. STARTSAYSREPOR T (Continued on Fase Two) Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. Enforced food conservation in restaurants and extension of anti-hoarding regulations to make them apply to the household are included in the plans of the food administration for creating a larger ex port surplus of food for the allies. This was revealed tonight in a state ment bv Food Administrator Hoover setting forth that the allies are in need of an additional 75.000,000 to 90,000,000 bushels of wheat and that they have asked America to double meat exports. Only by future savings Mr. Hoover de clared, can the food be shipped. There is no need for rationing in America in Mr. Hoover's opinion, and with the supplementary regulations there will be no shortage. "It is true that the allies need from 75,000.000 to 90,000,000 bushels Ameri can wheat," says the statement. "It Is also true we have already exported the theoretical surplus of last harvest over our normal consumption. The Ameri can people have saved a considerable amount, estimated from 25,000,000 to 50,000,000 bushels during the past five months and we are exporting this sav ing. "We can not and will not export more than our savings, for our own people must also be fed. The allies have re duced their bread ration to their peo ple sharply the last few days and if this lowered ration is to be maintained we must save more than hitherto. "Every grain of wheat and every ounce of flour and bread saved now is exactly that amount supplied to some man, woman or child of the allies. . . . "We are asking the American people to further reduce their consumption of wheat products and use other food stuffs instead, for the allies must also have some wheat as well as ourselves. It is one of the vital issues in winning the war that we must maintain the health and strev rth and morale of their men, women and children." Republican A. P. Leased Wire AMSTERDAM, Jan. 11. The cen tral powers have withdrawn their peace terms made public at the Brest Litovsk conference on December 25, it was announced by Dr. von Kuehlmann, the German foreign secretary, in his speech at the Brest-Litovsk confer ence with the Russians yesterday. Dr. von Kuehlmann said the first task of the conference was to resume negotiations at the point where they were broken off at the time of the Christmas adjournment. Referring to the fixed determination of the central powers not to accede to the Russian suggestion of transferring the nego tiations to neutral territory, he said Germany and her allies were not in a position to conduct elsewhere the discussions begun at Brest-Litovsk, although they were willing to have final formal negotiations carried on and the signatures to the preliminary agreement affixed at eome place to be agreed upon after the debate. He con tinued: "As for the conduct of the nego tiations the atmosphere in which they take place is extremely important. It must be mentioned that since the con elusion of the exchange of views be fore the temporary interruption of the negotiations much has happened which appeared calculated to create doubt as to the sincere intention of the Rus sian government to arrive at speedy peace with the powers of the quadru ple alliance. I may refer to the tone of certain semi-official declarations of the Russian government against the central powers, especially the declara tion of the Petrograd telegraph agen cy, which is regarded abroad as the semi-official Russian agency. "It reproduced in detail a reply M. Joffe fa member of the Russian dele gation) is alleged to have made at the sitting on December 28 which, as the protocol shows, originated solely in the imagination of its author. This en tirely unfounded report has had a good deal to do in confusing judgment in regard to the course of the nego tiations and in endangering their re sults." . ilitl JESS WILLARD DEFENDANT WAR REVIEW OF THE DAY Kearney Warnell was wounded but probably will recover. It is believed at least two men took part in the robbery as two hand axes, used in the killing, were found inside the bank. The robbers gained to the vault and removed a considerable quantity of cash and some liberty bonds. The amount secured was not given out. The discovery, it was said, did not become known until after 9 o'clock. Tho military police were immediately put ou the case. Telegrams were sent to the police in several cities enlisting their aid in capturing the fugitives. It was stated here by army officers that they were convinced the man who apparently led in the robbery was not an officer in the army although he was dressed in the uniform of a cap tain. Kearney Warnell who was slightly injured, stated that the crime was com mitted by a man who was wearing a captain's uniform, but he was unable to give any detailed description of the (Continued on Page Two) NO AMERICANS II LEAVE NOGALES FOR BELOW HERiSILLO T UCSON ENGINEER I EN CHARGE Republican A. P. Leased Wire DOUGLAS, Jan. 11. The following telegraphic instructions today were received by the local customs agent from the treasury department at Washington: 'Until otherwise directed you are in structed, at the request of the secre tary of state, not to honor any Amer ican passports or passports of persons intending to leave Nogales for points south of Hermosillo, this action being necessary to protect American citizens against attacks by Yaqui Indians in sounthern Sonora," According to a message received by Ives G. Lelevier, local Mexican consul, all trains running bevween Guayamas and San Bias, on the Southern Pacific railroad, are convoyed by two trains of soldiers, one preceding the guarded train and the other following it. A car of soldiers also is attached to the convoyed train to repel possible at tacks by laquis. Republican A. P. Leased Wire TUCSON, Jan. 11. C. F. Von Petersdorff, city engineer of this city, ir.' his youth a lieutenant in tne German army and later a major in the third brigade national i:uard of California from 1897 to 1899, was Mr rested on a federal charge it is re ported of conspiring to set on foot an armed expedition against a friend ly nation. He was held by United States Commissioner Jones in $3,000 to appear in the federal district court of northern California. He was ar rested by Lieutenant A. Maclennan, who arrived here from Los Angeles. The authorities here refused to dis cuss the arrest. o Ammunition From Tucson NOGALES, Jan. 11. Nine Yaqui In dians, captured yesterday by an Amer ican cavalry detachment in Bear val ley, west of here, told army intelli gence officers today they obtained their arms and1 ammunition before an embargo was put on their exportation. Army intelligence officers said they believed the Yaquis had been making regular trips to Tucson, carrying am munition back to their tribal head quarters in Sonora, Mex. .. FROM Reoublican A. P. Leased Wire CHICAGO, Jan. 11. Jess Willard, heavvweieht pugilist, was made de fendant in a suit for $25,000 damages filed today by Victor J. Dowd, who alleges he was injured In a wrestling match at Rome, Ga,, while employed with a show backed by Willard. HAMILTON FOR SMOKES I? f Republican A. P. Leased Wire PITTSBURG, Jan. 11. Purchase by tho Pittsburg Nationals of Earl Hamil ton, pitcher, from the Columbus Ameri can , association club was announced today. Hamilton was with the St. Louis American league club for seven years and was acquired by Columbus near the close of the 1317 season. Republican A. P. Leased Wire With fighting still at a low ebb on all the battle fronts the chief political issue, tne negotiations between . the central powers and Russia, remains the absorbing point in interest in the world war. Chaotic indeed is the situation sur rounding these negotiations, due to the fact that nothing but contradictory re ports of the proceedings have come through for publication. That peace again has been discussed at Brest Litovsk seems apparent, controverting the previous reports that the confer ences would not be continued by the Bolsheviki unless they were trans ferred to Stockholm. The latest advices are to the effect that the delegates of tne central pow ers now have declared withdrawn, so far as Russia's allie-a are concerned, their peace proposals of December 25 of "no forcible annexations or in demnities" which were conditional on Great Britain, France, the United btates and other enemy powers par ticipating in peace pour parlers. The refusal of these powers to be drawn into the Teutonic net of discussion is given as the reason for the Austro German delegates recanting. But Count Czernln, the Austro-Hun garian foreign minister, told the Bol shevik delegates that the door has not Deen closed to the Russians and that the situation now had resolved itself into a question of a separate peace between Russia and tho central pow ers. The seeming ultimatum of the representatives of tne enemy powers was taken under advisement and the conierence was adjourned. Nikolai Lenme, Bolshevik nremier. apparently is maintaining his previous attitude of unwillingness to concede any points to the enemy and has re asserted that unless the central pow- cia Mucepi me uuisneviKl proposals, the Bolsheviki will declare war on them. He also has declared himself in favor of stopping dwmobilization and preparing for war. The Ukrainian republic, through its ueiegaie at ine conwrence, is de clared to have announced an independ ent attitude in the Brest-Litovsk ne gotiations. Following the declaration of the independence or Ukraine comes the announcement that a republic has been formed in the territory of the Don Cossacks, in southeastern Russia, with uenerai iaiedines leader of the Cos sacks as president. On the fighting fronts there is only slight activity, except by the artil leries. Several trench raiding opera tions have been carried out . on the western front by the French in the Argonne forest and Vosges mountain" sectors in which German prisoners were taken. Notwithstanding the deep snow on tho northern Italian front the Italian guns have been active near Cavazucchurina. in the hill region de molishing Austro-German trenches and forcing the enemy to evacuate them. The Italian machine guns worked havoc among the enemy as they , en deavored to retire .. E DISEASE IN FRANCE Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON. Jan. 11. The fol lowing deaths in General Pershing's torce were announced today: Private Steve Szckule, pneumonia, Pittsburg, Pa. Dorsey Covington, gunshot wounds, rsewark, rv. j. Martin E. Wagner pneumonia 147 North Lincoln street, Pocatello, Ida. William T. Cullington, auto truck accident, Brooklyn, N. Y. AlDert Cole, pneumonia. Baltimore. Md. tins E. Hunt, pneumonia. Chelsea. Sergeant Clifford B. Fletcher, men ingitis, Boston, Mass. Clarence P. Downer, pneumania. vjook s station. Ohio. Percy Stevens, pneumonia, Gonzalez, Texas. VIRGINIA RATIFIES Republican A. P. Leased Wire RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 11. Virginia's ratification of the federal prohibition amendment was completed tonight when the house of delegates endorsed the measure by a vote of 84 to 14. The senate by a vote of 30 to 8 approved the amendment yesterday. FEDERALIRRANT L CASHIER IS SLAYER OF ROBBER Republican A. P. Leased Wire MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 11. A robber who attempted to hold up the P. McCoy Fuel company's offices here tonight was shot and instantly killed by Miss Mabel Drumater, 28 years old. a clerk, who seized a revolver hidden underneath the counter and fired at the intruder. Miss Drumater was alone in the office at the time. The man was identified as E. F. Orr. a switchman, orr was married and had a family. "I felt it was my duty to protect the money," Miss Drumater told the po lice. o BLIZZARD GRIPPING COUNTRY Republican A. P. Leased Wire MACON, Ga., Jan. 11. A tornado followed by a torrential rain, swept down upon Macon and vicinity late to day, killing one man, injuring several others, and seriously damaging proper ty in the city and at Camp Wheeler, ' near here. All communication with the camp was cut off shortly after the storm broke, but telephone communi cation re-established tonight revealed that the greatest damage done there was from the rain, which had flooded many of the hospital tents, sixteen of which were blown down. It was said 150 patients were in the tents, but early reports from the camp said none of them was injured. The collapse of the corral of the 122nd infantry caused the only death reported, that of Private Harris of Atlanta. After the tornado passed over the camp, it struck the city wrecking the race track and baseball grand stands at Central City Park and demolishing a building in which wild animals belong ing to a circus were quartered. Some of the beasts were crushed under the debris while others escaped, but were captured by showmen. A kangaroo, however, still was at large tonight. . The roofs of the Central of Georgia nd Southern Railway round ho uses were blown off and several stores in the wholesale district were damaged. nauroad trattic was impaired and wire communication with outside points was virtually paralyzed tonight. More Deaths Reported CHICAGO. Jan. 11. St. Louis re ported two deaths due to the storm and uuiuth one. Eight Die In Georgia ATLANTA, Ga, Jan. 11. Eight per sons are known to have been killed. probably two score others injured and much property damaaed b a f tornadoes that swept over northeastern iDama and south central Georgia to day. The storm swept eastward and late today struck Camp Wheeler and Macon, Ga, where one was killed. i rowans, Ala,, seven oersons w reported to have lost their lives and 25 or more others injured. Reports said the town was destroyed. Wire communication with virtually all points in the south Atlantic coast region was interrupted. Temperature fell toninht aft., - j... of heavy rain throughout the south. GOMES WOULD STOP FUTURES Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON. Jan. 11. A bill to prohibit dealing in cotton and woolen futures was introduced today by Rep resentative Sabath of Illinois. Mr. Sab ath said his bill proposes to break up eambling in cotton and wool. OFF STRIKE MOVE Republican A. P. Leased Wire BEAUMONT, Tex., Jar. 11. Upon the request of Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federa tion of Labor, the local shipyard laborers unions, 1,000 strong, tonight announced that the strike scheduled to go into effect tomorrow had been held up pending the arrival here of representatives of the federal ship ping board who are on their way to Beaumont. The. men had notified their employers last night they would strike Saturday it they were refused an increase in the wage scale to 40 cents an hour. Officials of the Or ange, Texas, shipyard laborers union numbering 2,000 members received in formation tonight that shipping board representatives were enroute and ; meeting of the union will be held to. morrow morning. o SET NEW RECORD Republican A. P. Leased Wre SAN ANTONIO. Tex.. Jan. 11. Starting from a field covered with sleet and snow and flying in the lowest January temperature recorded here since the eighties, seventy-two air planes at Kelly Field today established what is declared a new flying record for aviation schools when they re mained in the air a total of 390 hours. DON'T BE GLOOMY! TRY a method that is sure to bring results. Replace your present help with more efficient assistants. Don't ask your friends where to find a new maid. Put a Want Ad in The Republican." Let thousands read it and among them may be just the person you are looking so impatiently for. At least, it is worth trying, and you will be agreeably surprised. Place Your Want Ads in The Arizona Republican Six Children Killed DOTHAN, Ala, Jan. 11. Six child-... are reported to hav h.. i forty others more or less eeriously in jured when a school house two miles - r ,.c was Demolished late today By the wind storm which i. u;i section. Reports sso .'rl in was killeH J , -- : - , ... va.l . . , . V. - injured Webb, Ala., ten mt northeast of here. WASHINGTON. Jan. 11 .,... .... wind, rain sleet and snr,i- " tornado taking toll of life and property in parts of southern Georgia and Ala bama, the south tonight was in the grip of its worst storm of the winter Only spasmodic wire communication was possible with the larger cities and " lnem came reports that outlving districts where the storm's fnrv ently was greatest were comnletelv cut off. Camp Wheeler, near Ma eon C- w-here Georgia, Alabama and Florida national guardsmen are training ni struck by a tornado late in the dav. Meagre reports that came throned said one man had been killed and the corral of the 122nd infantry wrecked. mis information was brought to Ma- (Continued on Page Two) o If II IS LAGGING BEHIND iiicipmis AIR PROGRAM cracybl Republican A. P. Leased Wire MONTREAL, Que.. Jan. li Ger many will have nothing to fear from the Lnited States air fighting forces during the coming spring because the American aircraft program is "far be hind" its schedule, according to Major William A. Bishop, winner of a Victor ia cross, who addressed the Canadian club here today. He is credited with shooting down 45 German aircraft. Major Bishop characterized ai fortunate" ,the advertising which has been given tho United States govern ment's aircraft program. He said that, while France would find it impossible further to enlarge her aeroplane fight ing forces during the coming half vear, Germany, knowing America's intention, has greatly expanded her flying corps In an effort to gain supremacy in air warfare. Consequently he declared, during the next few months Great Britain will have 'to face the most terrible time she has yet faced and es pecially from the point of view of war in the air." America's assistance in maintaining allied air fighting superiority, -may be felt" by summer, but during the spring. Major Bishop said, "the United States will not be a factor for the Germans to reckon with in the air." LONDON, Jan. 11. Germany is de pending on her U-boats to defeat the American menace and bring about peace, declares the Berlin Tageblatt, a copy of whkh has been received here. "The entire entente hopes," says this newspaper, "are now based on expected help from the United States. Whether the Americans will be able to provide a fighting army in numbers sufficient to bring about a decision, whether they will be able to furnish sufficient ships for the transport of the army and whether they will then bo able to pro vide the necessary supplies nt food and war materials are questions upon which opinion is divided. But there is no doubt that the efforts the Ameri cans are making must le tiiken ser iously. The hopes ot an early peare depends almost entirely on the efficacy of our submarines weapon.'.'