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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN
AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR 10 PAGES PHOENIX-, ARIZONA, MONDAY MORNING, MAY 13, 1918 10 PAGES VOL. XXVIII., NO. 33G ER TO FRANCE PHOENIX NEAR mm Mm sm. m m mm Mm. mm m m l w n "V" T n fl iiii mill I i li wWl LUVL. bHAHIUUL ULUIUL HUI 111 ; BROUGHT BY FRENGH ARMY MAN KKWM5 nniiirnrnTninnniiiiinrnnir Till III I DmnV i UN tntU Ufln iUBBrLuTLL I ILL HLL nLHUI ! BRINGING Hie people of Phoenix nearer to France, nearer to the cause for which the American army is ' fighting a foreign foe in a foreign land, Lieutenant Paul Perigord of the French army yesterday afternoon at the Christian church delivered a message of love and gratitude that spoke in a voice that never will he forgotten. A slightly undersized man, dressed in the blue of the French army, on his breast the cross and the bars of gal lantry and the stars that denoted his wounds at the hands of the enemy, Lieutenant Perigord spoke for an hour and a half to an audience that filled the church to the last inch and he captivated it and held it almost spellbound. Holding in his hands the sword presented to him by his dying captain on the field of battle and with instruc tions to lead the company to victory, the man before them represented the real thing to the audience. His every word was eagerly seized upon by the big audience, and the speech was ended all too soon. Preceding tlic address by Lieutcn- 1 iii.t Prrigi.rd there whs singing by the new Liberty ehorns under the direc tion of ". ('. Mills and music by the Indian school bund. The singing of the "Sfcir spangled Banner'' formed a part of the, first of the program. It was ended villi "America." A feature of the program was the singing of the Marseilles, the French national sons;, by Mrs. Francis Jiede uill. The audience Mood, and Lieu lent Perigord shook hands villi the singer at its conclusion. Uvicht B. Heard presided at the nifoting. lie introduced Governor llint mIio spoke a few words of wel come i0 the three visitors, George Brinton Chandler and Guy 'Stanton I 'old were on the program for ad dresses, but withdrew in favor of Lieutenant Fcrigord who was the only speaker of the afternoon. Tilt licv. W. S. Buchanan gave the in- O'-ut ion. I 'pun his Introduction to the audi ence, Lieutenant i'erigord was tend ered an ovation that lasted for some time. Must Expect Sacrifices "T thank you for jour codial re ception, for your kind words and ap plause and for the gratitudo and af fection that I see reflected in your countenances," said Lieutenant Peri gord. "In my travels through, the north and south and east and west of this great country, I am jealously gathering tip this affection in one great boquet to place on the graves of the hundreds and thousands of bivnc. French toys who died for you." Reminding the people that they must prepare ft ; great sacrifices, lie urged them to b..-.K up their soldiers with all their riglit. and nil their wealth. "Vou can never do too much tor those boys who are about to die for you," he said. "I am not a speak-,'1 Lieutenant I'erigord slated in beginning. "f should be ashamed to do nothing but talking." The penler detailed the circum stances of his selection by his govern ment to make this trip with Mr. handler and Mr. Ford to attend the. various war conferences and to carry the message of France to tile Ameri can people, and said that he con sented only on the condition he was soon to be returned to active duty with the. army. As it was, his pres ent occupation may prove to be more ilangej-ous than in the. front trenches. "I am afraid that the American peo ple will kill me with kindness," he declared, but lidded: "It is a pleasant way to die.' Best Speech of War "I conic, pot as a speaker," declared Lieutenant I'erigord, "hut as a sol dier to speak out of the fullness of my heart, to brim the message of the French people and the French army, a message of love and fealty, of undying affection and gratitude, and I will preface my talk with what the French people call the best speech of the war. Lieutenant I'erigord then described the arrival in France of General I'ershing, commanding officer of the .Vnerican troops In Franco and a lore guard of the army that was to follow. General I'ershing, I13 said, in company wilh other prominent officers of the French army and gov ernment visited the tomb of Lafayofte. It was a momentous occasion, one which had been long awaited. As the American general stepped for ward and over the tomb, a great oration was expected. But, instead. General I'ershing said softly, almost in a whisper, 'Lafayette, we nre here.' "That was all," declared the Lieu tentant, "but the French people cull it the best speech of the war." Lieutenant I'erigord told many in cidents of the war, some humorous and others pathetic, but all intensely interesting- Is Given Sword Although the lieutenant himself had thus far been spared, the losses he had sustained were indicated when be said in a low voice that most of his family were dead. Of the 60 officers in his regiment, only two had not been killed, injured or cap tured. Forty-seven were dead. -I am not proud of war." he stated. He described the first use of gus by the Germans at the battle of Vimy Kidge. The army had no pas masks then, and the Canadians were com pelled to run to the rear until they were out of the gas zone, but there vas great suffering. It was follow ing that occasion that the Canadians boasted that the Germans could de feat the British, French or Italians, but in order to beat the Canadians they had to give them gas first. One of the most dramatic oceasions of the address yesterday afternoon was when Lieutenant I'erigord ex plained how he was given the com mand of a company. The detachment Willi which be was connected had been ordered to charm' through a wood. -At that time." said the lieutenant. ICuntimied on I'uge Two) II S. AVIATORS EXHAUSTED ARE E Republican A. P. Leased Wire HONOLULU. May 12. Major Harold Clark, l. S. A., and Sergeant Gray, his mechanician, who left here last Friday for un inter-island flight of 20 miles and of whose safety fears were ex pressed when they failed to return. were found exhausted today in Mauna Kea forest, more than 200 miles south west of here on the island of Hawaii. They were compelled to land two days ago when their supply of gasoline be came- exhausted. The men spent two days and nights in the depths of the thick forest without food or water. Three hundred cowboys and national guardsmen were searching the forests and slopes of Mauna Kea mountain and three government steamers were pa trolling the island shores when Major Clark and Sergeant Gray were found, i o E WILL DIE II WAR Republican A. P. Leased Wire A PACIFIC PORT, May 12. lime, Leonina Botchkareva, founder of the famous Russian's women's "Battalion of Death," arrived here today from Russia enrouto to France, where she said, she expected to meet death on the battlefield. Mme. Botchkareva said since she left Moscow disguised in a Russian peasants garb, she had been followed by ganets of the Bolsheviki who sought to carry out instructions, which she said, had been issued by the Bolshe- viki to kill her on sight In a far east port, Mme. Botchkareva said, she was given sanctuary on an r-ngusn man or war. , "I formed the batallion of death, said Mme. Botchkareva, "to avei the death of my husband and to com bat Prussian aggression in Russia. am on my way to France, where I will enter service with the first contingent mat win accept me. i expect to d:e on tne battlefield. The Bolsheviki regime, according to Mme. Botchkareva, undermined the uattanon or aeatn and several mem ueis ui me urbanization turned upon ineir leaner ana aaministered a beat ing wnicn, sne said, had resulted in her being under treatment for some time. o T D Republican A. P. Leased Wire S1ULA CITY, la.. May 12. Frank fc.rancl aged 23, and Miss Mabel Mace, -0. were instantly killed and Miekev Brand was probably fatally injured wnen an automobile in which thev were riding plunged into the Missouri river early Sunday morning near Wv not. Neb. All are residents of So"uth Sioux City. Xeb. The bodies of Brand and Miss Mace were recovered. Th water was only two feet deep at the point oi tne accident. DANISH BLOOD IN U. S. Republican A. P. Leased Wire CHICAGO, May 12. The Jacob A, Ttiis league of Patriotic Service. founded by American citizens of Dan ish blood, officially started here today. Its principal objects, as announced, are to support the national war policy: t act ns a clearing house for patriot! activities anion- American citizens o Onnish blood and to work for nationa .in if'ca lion. I'r. Max Henins. Chicago, was electe president and Carl Antonsen, Chicago, secretary. FIND BY PASS mm FOUNDER I KILLED I LEAVES Allies Feel Confident They Can Hold Off Enemy Un til Complete, Powerful Armv Is Massed Bv TJ. S. Republican A. P. Leased Wire OTTAWA. May 12. So confident is the entente of its ability to withstand any drive the Germans can launch that has been decided not to use the American army until it becomes a complete and powerful force, according to a cable summary of operations on the western front received here tonight from the war committee of the British cabinet. 'The position now is," said the sum mary, "that the Germans, determined to concentrate every available unit on one enormous offensive, are draining their country dry to force a decision before it is too late, while the entente are so confident that, having been given the choice of a small immediate American army for defense or waiting till they are reinforced by a complete powerful, self-supporting American ar my, they have chosen the latter. 'To the sledgehammer uses of mass es of men by the enemy the allies are opposing the strategy of meeting the blow with the smallest force capable of standing up to the shock, while keep ing the strongest reserve possible. - "Troops on the wings are permitted to give ground within limits wherever the enemy has been made to pay a greater price than the ground is worth, the whole aim being to reduce the en emy to such a state of exhaustion that our reserve, at the right iflomenl, can restore the situation. In the present operations the Brit ish army has withstood many times its own weight of enemy masses. It h retired slowly, exacting the fullest price. Meanwhile Foch holds the bulk of the French in reserve, sending units only to points hard pressed. This strategy has justified itself in that in three weeks it has seen the enemy brought to a standstill without a single strategic objective being fulfilled and with losses so immense that bis re serve is in danger of proving inade quate to his policy." "Une German commander, seeing how nearly he is delivering himself to the allied reserve, has been compelled (Continued on 1'age Two) OFFICIAL STATEMENTS AMERICAN Republican A. P. Leased Wire WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN FRANCE, May 12. The Seicheprey salient shows signs of again becoming active. The enemy last night and this morning deluged the place with ma chine gun bullets. On the same front ore of the Amer ican patrols found a number of German bodies in advanced enemy trenches, where they probably had been left dur ing the heavy American DomDaroment on the night of May 4. American Datrols have entered the enemy lines in the sectors of Luneville and south of Verdun, but did not en counter resistance. Official reports of trie German losses in the Seicheprey battle, according to a prisoner recetly captured, give 600 killed, wounded or missing. WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN FRANCE, Saturday, May 11. In the Luneville sector our patrols early this morning established the fact that the hamlet of Ancer-Viller has been aban doned by the enemy. . The Germans had not even attempted to occupy shell holes in the salient which recently was torn up by our artillery. Quiet pre vails todaysjn all fronts in which there are Americans, according to reports. Poor visibility has prevented extended aerial activity. GERMAN Republican A. P. Leased Wire BERLIN, (via London), May 12. The official communication from gen eral headquarters today says: "The fighting activity was restricted to local engagements. North of Kem mel and on the southern bank of the Lys the enemy attacked after violent artillery preparation at several points, pressing forward in strong reconnois sances. "North of Kemmel in hand-to-hand fighting we broke down an enemy at tack on our lines. Elsewhere his storm ing troops coMapsed under our fire. "On the western bank of the Avre violent fighting developed as a result of our advance southwest of Mailly, during which we captured 40 prisoners. "Between the Avre and the Oise there were many reconnoitering engage ments. On the remainder of the front there was nothing important. "In aerial fighting during the last two days 19 enemy airplanes were shot down, 12 of them being brought down by the fighting echelon formerly led by Baron von Richthojfen." ITALIAN Republican A. P. Leased Wire ITALIAN ARMY HEADQUARTERS, Saturday, May 11. After a long period of inactivity, owing to weather condi tions, Italian troops on the mountain front executed a brilliant operation last night, capturing the dominating position of Monte Corno, destroying an elaborate system of enemy defenses and taking 100 prisoners, two guns, a number of machine guns and much war material. The action was in the Arsa valley, which 'leads down from the Lagarina valley and is the main line of approach from Trent and Rovereto. It was here that the Austrians attempted to reach the Venetian plain in the first great offensive. Recently they have erected powerful defenses with battery posi tions built in rock and electrically charged, and with a system of barbed wire entanglements. There was considerable snow re maining on Monto Corno, which is 6,000 FIRE DESTROYS PART OF SPRINGERVILLE SPRINGERVILLE, ARIZ., May 32. Explosion of a gasoline tank in a garage here tonight started a fire which destroyed that build ing and thirteen autos, the Mound valley bank which had been open for business just a month, and the White Mountain hotel. Loss $50,000. L Republican A. P. Leased Wire "WASHINGTON, May 12. Gutzon Borglum, storm center of the aviation controversy, made public tonight an other letter to President Wilson, de nying that he had betrayed the presi dent's confidence, renewing his asser tions of grave misconduct in the gov ernment aircraft production organiza tion, and insisting that the senate military committee should conduct openlv and thoroughly the investiga tion which he says he was prevented from making "by the war department under Secretary Baker." In regard to the documents put into the senate record Friday designed to show that the sculptor attempted to capitalize his friendship with the pres ident by secretly organizing a corpora tion to produce aeroplanes, the letter says Senator Brandegee of Connecticut will submit to the senate Tuesday or Wednesday detailed evidence and affi davits relating to "this deliberate frame-up." "It is a matter of the gravest con cern to me," itadds, "that credence could be given to charges of such a nature, or that they could have been in your possession and I have received no intimation of the falsehood until Mr. Marshall intimated that there vas some sort of a charge or charges of disloyalty to you. This is so unthink able that I dismissed and declined to even discuss them." GREEK KING VERY ILL Republican A. P. Leased Wire PARIS, May 12. Former King Con stantino of Greece, who is ill at Zu rich and recently was reported la have passed the danger point, now is said fn a Zurich dispatch to the Petit Journal to be in a grave con dition. He has had a relapse, and has high fever. All the members of the royal family gathered about his bedside yesterday. . o MINISTER TO U. S. LONDON, May 12. The Uruguayan minister at London has been ap pointed minister to the United States. feet high. This increased the diffi culties of movement of the compar atively small Italian force which car ried out the attack. It was preceded by a short artillery action. The infantry advanced over rocky and precipitous heights, in daylight, but the enemy was taken by surprise and could make little effective resist ance. All the enemy's defensive works were occupied. An Italian position was established on the crest of the moun tain and the surrounding slopes. The chief effect of the action is to dislodge the Austrians from the domi nating height in the center of the main highway from the mountains and to give the Italian command over the heights and approaches. The result gives great satisfaction, especially as the victory was won on the very spot where Dr. Cesare Battisti, a deputy of Trent who went over to the Italians, and others of his heroic band were captured during the first offensive. Dr. Battisti was put to death by the Aus trians on the charge of treason. ENGLISH Republican A. P. Leased Wire LONDON, May 12. French troops on the Flanders front improved their positions north of Kemmel village yes terday and took more than 100 pris oners, the communication from the war office this afternoon announces. German artillery is active in the Ancre river sector, south of Albert, east of Loos and near Voormezeele in Flanders. The statement follows: "In a successful operation yestei day, French troops improved their positions north of Kemmel village and captured over 100 prisoners. "A hostile raiding party was re pulsed yesterday morning near the Ypres-Comines canal. We secured a few prisoners. Several prisoners and machine guns were captured by us during the night in patrol encounters in the neighborhood or Mete re n. "The hostile artillery was active last night and early this morning in the Ancre sector, south of Albert, on the forward positions east of Loos and south of Voormezeele." o GUTZON BORG DENIES CHARGES FRENCH Republican A. P. Leased Wire PARIS, May 12. A German attack last night on the positions recently won by the French near Orvilerls Sorel, on the southern side of the Picardy battle front, broke down with severe losses, the war office an nounced this afternoon. There was heavy artillery fighting near Mailly Raineval, on the battle line below Amiens, and also on the Verdun front. The statement follows: ' "There was rather violent artillery fighting in the region west of Mailly Raineval. .."A German attack on our new posi tions northwest of Orvillers-Sorel met with a complete cheek. - Our fire in flicted serious losses on the Germans, who left prisoners in our hands. "The artillery fighting was spirited on the right bank of the Meuse (Ver dun front), in the sector between Cau rieres Wood and Chambrettes. "Everywhere else the night was calm. "The artillery activity was quite spirited in the region south of the Avre but there was no infantry action. "On May 10 despite the bad weather, our pursuit airplanes displayed ac tivity. Two German machines were brought down and eight were seriously damaged. On May 11 a German cap tive balloon was set afire by our1 pilots." r FRENCH CAPTURE IN L Bone of Contention for Days Falls Before Strong Drive Germans Also Iieceive Blow On Southern Front Republican A. P. Leased Wire "WITH THE BRITISH ARMY IN FRANCE, May 12. An important sec tion of high ground near theVyverbeek river, north of Kemmel, has been cap tured by the French in a strong attack, both hill No. 44 and Goddezone farm, which lie between La Clytte and Yier straet, were stormed and occupied, thereby giving the French positions which had been a bone of contentipn for many days. The Germans also received a knock on the southern battle front, where they made a drive in an attempt to capture defenses on the elevation south of Mailly-Raineval. Here the enemy succeeded, after hard fighting, in ob taining a footing in the French front line at one place, but their success was short lived, for a prompt counter as sault drove them out, and besides their dead they left more than 100 prisoners in the hands of the defenders. Outcome of May 8 The battle for hill No. 44 was the outcome of the German attack May 8. When the Germans assaulted the allies were holding the elevation. Bitter fighting ensued all day long and the Germans in the course of time secured possession of the hill. The British al most immediately organized a counter attack and forced the enemy out. The next day the Germans again drove forward. They made such a heavy as sault that they again captured the hill which they held until yesterday. The German gunners have been pounding the back areas hard and dur ing the last 24 hours great quantities of gas shells have been thrown by long range guns. German Losses Heavy Prisoners recently captured declare that the German losses in their attack between Vormczeele and La Clytte May 8 were heavy. Especially severe casu alties were inflicted by the allied ma chine guns which were worked to the last minute. One prisoner said he saw rapid firers shooting into the advanced German lines at a range of about four yards. . The allied artillery and rifle fire also took a heavy toll. Considerable disorganization was' caused behind the German lines be cause the gas from their gas shells blew- back over their territory and forced them to don gas masks. For tunately for the enemy the gas was only an irritant, not lethal. An interesting entry has been found in the diary of a German candidate officer. Writing at C'aix. on the south ern battle front April 22, he said that an attack which had been planned to take place previously had been de layed because a German naval division had pillaged Albert and created dis order. o Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, May 12. Control of the manufacture of articles intended for export to the European allies was instituted today by the war trade board, in agreement with the allied missions, the war industries board and the food administration. New regulations becoming effective May 15 require that permission of the allied representatives and of the con trolling agency of this government must be obtained before manufacture of such commodities can begin or ma terials for manufacture purchased. The regulations constitute perhaps the most radical step - yet taken, as the trade board explains "for the pur pose of preventing the useless con sumption of materials and labor in making articles for export, which for the present may not be exported, and for the purpose of saving tonnage by prohibiting exportation of articles which have not been recommended by the government of the country of des tination as being necessary for their essential requirements." Written approval of the mission in the United States of the country to which exportation is to be made, must accompany all applications to the war trade board for export licenses. On filing a license the applicant must agree with the war trade board not to purchase nor acquire fr export nor to take any steps in the process of pro ducing, manufacture or fitting for ex port, tjie articles specified in the ap plication, until a license actually has been granted. All licenses granted on or before goods not then exported against the May 14 will be revoked July 1 and new licenses must be obtained for any old licenses. - o GERMAN VERSION OF VINDICTIVE SINKING Republican A. P. Leased Wire AMSTERDAM. May 12. A German version of the sinking of the Vindictive in Ostend harbor as recounted by an "eye witness" has been received here. "When the bombardment from the sea began," says tho account, "the air planes appeared over the town, drop ping bombs and flaming objects. The Vindictive struck the piles at the ex treme end of the jetty and sank. There slj; may stay as long as she likes for she does not interfere with us. "Only the dead were found on board, while not a plank, rail or stairway was left, Tho whole deck was littered with sprinters or wreckage. The wheel on the bridge was smashed and the helmsman lay dead beside it. Here and there were smouldering fires." 1 ALLIES EXPORTS TO BE CHECKED BY WAR BOARD FERVID PATH SENTIMENT BLENDS WITH COOL DETAILS AT SPEC! STATE-IDE COUNCIL B LENDING of fervid patriotic sentiment with cool de tails or the business of at the state-wide war yesterday morning at. the school, administration building on North First avenue. The attendance included George Brinton Chandler, representative of the Council of Na tional Defense, Guy Stanton Ford and Lieutenant Paul Perigord of the French army and representatives of-a number of Arizona county councils of defense. All had gathered to obtain information that might be helpful. Such was the appreciation and intelligent interest that the speakers at times departed from detail and rose to eloquence, their words being received with an enthusi asm that meant much for future Arizona war service. I CASUALTY LIST CONTAINS '5 Republican A. WASHINGTON, P. Leased Wire May 12. The army casualty list today contained S4 names, divided as follows: Killed in action, 5: died of wounds, 9; died of disease, 2; died of other causes, 1. Wounded severely, t; wounded slightly, 40; missing in ac tion 13. Twelve officers are named in the list. Lieutenant George S. Shepard died of wounds; Lieutenant Walter M. Tenney is missing in action; Lieutenant Hiram A. Miller, Jr., was wounded severely and Major Richard 13. Faddock, Cap tains John W. Cotton, Charles Porter field, Jr., and John Porter Pryor and Lieutenants John C. Boggs, Frank Demaglion, Thomas H. Judd, Edward K. Merrihew and Hilary Herbert Scott were wounded slightly. The list fol lows: - Killed in Action Sergeant Ralph R. Parmley, Mays ville. Ark. , Privates Edward G. Kroh, Pctaluma, Cal.; Alfonso Loso, Middletown, Conn.; Rudolph Sima, New York, Milliam M. Van Possen, Conrad, Mont. Died of wounds Lieutenant George S. Shepard, North Boston, Mass.; Corporal William F. McCaulcy, Bay City, Mia; Privates Leslie J. Bruce, Waterloo, la.; Roily W. Darling, Berth old,. X. D. ; Albert D. Heyde, Marion, 111.; Zenovi Los, Chicago; Russell M. Pontious, Norwitch, La.; Joseph V. Rogers, Brooklyn; James Raymond Vanalstine, Syracuse, N. Y. Died of Disease Privates Paul E. Blue, Carey, Ohio; Sam Tuggle, Cor dele, Ga. Died of Other Couses Private John Dubowski, Cleveland, Ohio. Wounded Severely Lieutenant Hiram A. Miller, Jr., Newton Highlands, Mass.; Corporals: William C. Dupell, Boonton, N. J.,; Culver E. Weaver, Johnstown, Pa,; Privates Harvey S. Fryer, Providence, It. I.; George T. Hollihan, Somerville, Mass.; John Kuninski, Brooklyn, N. i.; William N. Myers, Covington, Ky.; Gozegorz Sinkowski, Glen Lyon, Pa. Wounded Slightly Major Robert B. l'addock, New York; Captains John W. Cotton, Rail road iiat, Cal.; Charles Porterfield. Jr., fet. Paul, Minn.; John Porter Pryor. 3001 Memphis street. El Paso, Texas; Lieutenants John C. Boogs, Richmond, Va.; Frank Demaglion, Willmar, Minn.; Thomas II. Judd, Pullman, Wash.; Edward K. Merrihew, Newton, Mass.; Hilar' Herbert Scott, San Antonio, Tex.; Sergeants Paul R. Clause, Eas- ton, Pa.; Walter A. Koenig, Lowell, Mass.; Harry E. Malley, Worcester, Mass.; Logan Sessoms, Stedman, N. C; Corporal Jacob Schmidt, Brazil, Ind.; Wagoner Frank J. Lyke, Man chester, N. H.; Privates John W. Bort wick, Medford, Mass; William Burgess, Waltham, Mass.; Moses L. Cilley, Bingham Maine; Leo 1 Clark, Kil dear, N. D.; Charles C. Cunningham, Dyersville, Ja.; Ernest B. Dekle, Met ter, Ga.; Young Frasier, Cooldge, Tex. Dewey Gill, Trenton, Tex.; Frederick C. Guild, Machias, Maine; "James O. Hutchinson, Chariestown. Mass.; Wil liam A. Kinsella, Fairfield, Conn.; Charley H. Kluma, Houston, Texas; Harold H. Lanier. Pendleton. S. C Carroll B. Larribee, Bradford, Pa.; Robert R. Maclionaid, Glenbrook Coon.; Harry H. Marsha, Derby, Vt.; Walter Metez, Adena, Ohio; Albert Niederer, Carlstadt, N. J.; William J Nally, Portland, Maine; John G. Otto, Detroit, .Mich,; Herbert A. Schwartz, New York; June F. Smith, Hastings, Iowa; Howard U. Stanton, Oak Park, in.; John JJ. Taylor, Colfax, Wash.; llliam L. TTooher Mass. East Weymonth Missing in Action Lieutenant Walter M. Tenney, St Albans, Vt.; Sergeants Harold Carl son, Dorchester, Mass.; Edving A. Dresser, Bristol, Conn.; George Nelson, Bristol, Conn.: Corporals: Ralph Har ney, Framingham. Mass.; Sewall W Rich. Dorchester, Mass. Privates Enoch H. Doble, Quincy, Mass.; Edward E, Gurney, New Haven, Conn.; Lee W, Lamere, Lakeport, N. H.; Leo. A. Maher, Dorchester, Mass.; Clifford Markle, New Haven, Conw; Francis Multifano, Port Chester, N. v.; John A, Murphy, Amesbury, Mass.; Edward J Murray, Southington, Conn.; Claude J. Nelson, Bristol, Conn.; George E, Nowton, Hartford. Conn.; Edward A, Patenade, West Haven. Conn.; Oliver J. Ouetllette, Lyndorville, Vt.; John L. Whalen, Koslindale, Mass. "NOTHING TO REPORT" LONDON. May 12. "With the ex ception of artillery activity on both sides; there is nothing to report," says tonight's official announcement. B4MEN 1 winning the Avar was evident conference held in Phoenix On the platorm, beside the day's especial guests and Chairman Heard, were Mrs. Pauline O'Neill, chairman of women's activities of the State Council of Defense, and C. W. Peter son, chairman of the Maricopa County Council of Defense. "The Business of War Making at Home" might have been the subject of the address by George Brinton Chandler, who had many illustrations of effective work, based upon experi ences in Connecticut, though he ad mitted that in Arizona conditions might be a little more difficult than in New England communities, where town meetings had settled all ques tions for a couple of centuries past. In Connecticut, no solicitation for war charities or uses is permitted without the sanction of the Council of Defense. Methods have been evoived that have made communities unpleasant, even unhealthy, for disloval. Teach been found most important factors in reaching the people through the child ren, especially in sections where il literate aliens are in larsre number Publicity Financed Mr. Chandler staled his hrliof that defense councils should be - publicly financed, a course that has been fol lowed in eastern states where Ietris- aturcs have met since the war Ivnn Arizona's share of the revenue that wilt provide the government's Dro- gram of fifteen billion dollars a year expenditure is a matter of $80,000 a day. He asked if it is not good busU ness to provide adequate machinery. Any business house that had anything like this before it, assuredly would pro vide at least a. traveling representative w mun tne state. There is much to do, varying in different states, yet em bracing, generally, education. Ameri canization, the care of soldiers' de pendents, women's activities of manv sorts, transportation, etc. All war activities should be co-or dinated. Societies of war helpfulness and commercial organizations should be brought into the work. There need be no surrendering of individualities, but a general working together. In such activities the community councils have a very important place. The State Councils breathe through them and they are as necessary as are minor omcers to an army. Men of Character Count The Arizona workers cave heartv applause as the speaker poured hot shot into what he called "spot-lighters" men wno want their names on the let terheads and '-et won't work. No or ganization scheme, is worth much without men of character and abilitv. no matter how good its plan. Ari zonans were advised, "Do not think ir. terms of peace. Brush aside local statesmen' like gnats and eo ahead for the nation, combining the practical with the inspirational. Get the square nee in the sonar hole and the round peg in the round hole. There are thousands of able and patriotic men and women who want to work and who will if given a chance. Eliminate soft sentimentality, such as that which, before the war. eliminated the words Dutv and Justice irom tne American vocabularv." a strong speaking campaign was recom mended, preferably with Arizona speakers, . "to show that the war on our part is a holy crusade, for the righting of wrongs and for the pun ishment of sinners. Germany has sin ned against the Holy Ghost, and Ger many must pay the penalty." People Must be Educators Dr. Ford expressed pleasure over the businesslike aspect of the gathering, which evidently was a real conference, judging from the floor discussion that had followed Mr. Chandler's remarks. His own department at Washington is one of education, a work that must go forward in Arizona, as elsewhere, til) every community of the stale has been covered. The people must turn educators. He spoke briefly of the work of his own division, especially concerning the issuance of thirty book lets for general distribution, showing authoritatively what the enemy bar done and furnishing a basis of in formation upon which the public can have information truthful and exact. These publications carry no "Hymn of Hate." but have messages of policies that surely will not be as evanescent as those now being thrust by the Ger mans on the battlefield. They carrv definition of the aims of the twenty associated nations as against the world conquest ideas of the four central powers. The twenty represent human ity, honesty .justice, arbitration. Sev eral of these publications are of especially large value to public speak ers, intended for the use of the 40,000 available fourminute men, -who now are available also for service outside of the theaters. Prussian History Specialist Dr. Ford is head of the department of history In the University of Minne sota. He has rather made a specialty in the past of Prussian history, but dryly remarked that when he returns to his post he believes he will change his specialty to, say, Albanian or South African history. Prussianism no longer is popular in any form. Then the speaker waxed eloquent, as he referred to the group of feudal Prussians, medievally-minded auto crats who consider nothing worth while except the rmssian state and they are the Prussian state. With them war is a national industry and (Continued on Page Two) '