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The Education of Mr. Ford.
Jnbflant Repnbficans
What Are You Going to Do?
A Few Questions.
(Copyright, hid
Today Henry Ford, of Detroit.
wU! smile, and congratulate his
fellow-ckiiens of Michigan on
their high Intelligence, saying to
them: "Thanks for teaching me
things," Then he will go on with
his work.
Pord has learned that one way
to stay ont of politics Is not to
spend money on your election.
The people do not rote for pay
as a rule but politics works only
for pay.
Two minutes' conrersatlon with
any well-seasoned plutocrat would
have taught Ford that men like
himself having an Income of t"rty
or forty millions a year do noi per
sonally attend that which they can
"hlro done."
Sitting In the Senate and mak
ing laws Is' something that man
can be hired to do.
Ford became rich so fasthat he
nerer had time to learn the ways
of the flFe-hundred-mllllon-dollar
class of citizens, amonx whom he
finds himself suddenly Included.
They would hsre'aid to him: "Vp,
, w dont blade onr.own boots, and
' we dont go to the Senate. Others
attend to that sort of thing for us.
It- is much simpler and saner to
write an occasional friendly letter,
with the 'little enclosure,' and not
expose yourself to the whims of
the rabble."
This Is a tbtt nice mlxed-up
election. Anybody can find some
thing aboutwhlch to say "I told
you so." -Xt4s en election of Ques
tions. Here are some:
What Is to become of the rail
roads T The people have been taxed
to rebuild and finance them. Will
the newly elected Republicans
say: "The thing to do now is to
hand those properties, rebuilt at
public expense, back to prlTate
And what about ships that the
country has built with hundreds of
minions taken from the pockets of
citizens t Control of the seas will
play an important part in the
world after tjie war,. We lem of
ficially that the. allies do not agree
' with Mr. Wilson's Tiew about free
seas. The Government recently has
built ships enough to sustain its
own Tiew, carry Ita own stuff, and
gsuij ueiglil-torttacato "The "
United states is In the shipping
business, but the gentlemen of the
Republican party who iear patcr-
"wOlsm, but do nbt dread turning
the people's property over to prl
Tate owners, -will probably take
Uncle Sam out of the shipping
business. They will tell him thafhe
la Incompetent, does not ender
stasd ships- He has had his little
moment of excitement. Now it is
time for safe and sane financiers
to come in and take charge.
On what terms will the people's
ships be turned over to private
owners? There ought to be some
interesting discussion on that
question, for at least one vigorous
Democrat is still on deck, in the
White House, to be heard from.
What is going to be done about
the social problem that agitates
Europe? Little attention has been
paid to It here. What about women
who have been praised for doing
their bit, holding Jobs on street
car lines, office building elevators,
factories, etc.? Are they to be
kicked out with a polite "We don't
need yon any more? If so, what
will happen when they get the next
chance to vote? ,And If the women
are not kicked out, bow are you
going to employ the men soon to
be put on the streets?
What about the 'sudden change
in wages of millions of workmen
from five, ten, fifteen, and twenty
dollars a day, back to two and a
half and lucky if you get it? It
will take Intelligence to solve that
What about the official order to
put Into the army now two hun
dred and fifty thousand more men?
They will be taken from jobs
where they are needed, and they
will have bard scrambling to do
when turned loose to look for work
They will not complain If It is
ancessary to put them in the army.
But if It proves to be unnecessary.
they will feel bitter.
Is It necessary to add two hun
dred and fifty thousand men to our
army now? We have two million
men In Europe at present. And
they stand with all the allies
against Germany alone. There are
no more German allies. With the
allies and the United States out
numbering the German fighters 3
to 1, Germans In retreat, riots and
danger of revolution In Germany,
is it really necessary for us to
ship more man across the ocean?
If we are NOT going to ship them.
Should they be taken from useful
work, deprived of Jobs that tbey
won't get back, and the citizens
compelled to clothe, arm, feed, and
pay them as soldiers? Somebody
ought to think earnestly about that
proposition Of course, we have
got the habit of conscripting men,
and it is bard to break habits even
when they are only one year old.
The President will probably be
heard from on that subject,
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Enemy Stripped of Power By Terms of Agreement
The war is over.
Germany and the allies signed an armistice at 1 1 o'clock today,
hostilities ceasing three hours later. ,
As Marshal Foch's terms are known to include provisions which will
prevent resumption of hostilities the . greatest war or all time has c
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power to reopen the war.
At the time the document was signed the Allied armies were
smashing forward on a 150 mile front, from the Scheldt to the Meuse,
tearing the German defenses to pieces and driving the enemy mto utter
rout. The Americans took Sedan this morning and great gams were
made at all points on the battle front.
Before the terms were submitted to Germany, the Kaiser was forced to apply to
Marshal Foch and Admiral Wemyss, as military and naval representatives of the allies,
under a flag of truce.
While virtual oeace was thus beinc concluded, Germany was in the throes o
incipient revolution at home. A revolt of sailors at Kiel had spread throughout
Schleswig-Holstein and several large cities were reported to be in the hands of the
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Distributing: extra editions of The
Tlme to the National Capita!
through the air, Lieut. Cot. Bruce
Buttler, led a squadron of nine air
planes In a "victory flight" over the
National Capital shortly after the
news of Germany's suirender had
reached Washington.
When The Tiroes extras came out
at 12:20 o'clock, a consignment was
Immediately rushed to Boiling Field,
and the aviators donned their leather
and woolen, garments and climbed
Into the airplanes with bundles of
The Times.
As the papers ram floating down
through the air Ihey were eagerly
gathered up by the crowds In the
streets and kept as souvenirs.
While dropping The Times extras
the airplanes, three of which were
scout machines, and the other six do
Havlland bombing planes, did every
"stunt" In the aviator's repertoire.
Loop the loops, Immelman turns,
"floating leafs" and other hazardous
tricks were accomplished, some sue
cessful mainly through the sheer en
thusiasm and luck of the flyers who
took superhuman chances, while
spectators in the streets momentarily
forgot the stupendous news and
watched tlio aerial gymnastics.
NEW YORK, Nov. 7. The unof
ficial report received here today
that Germany had signed the armis
tice terms of the allies and the
United States caused enthusiastic
demonstrations in this city.
Sirens, emplaced to warn the pub
lic of enemy air raids, burst forth
with screams, and were Joined by
harbor and factory whistles. The
deafening noise began at 1 oc'ock
and lasted for many minutes. I', in
creased In volume as recruits were
rapidly enlisted.
The news of the end of the war was given to
Washington today by The Washington Times extra
edition, far in advance of any other paper.
Within eight minutes of the receipt in the United
States of the "flash" that Germany had signed the
armistice, Washington was reading The Times extras.
It is probable that this was the first extra pub
lished in the country.
LONDON, Nov. 7 Marshal Foch, the
allied generalissimo, sent a radiogram
to the German high command stating
that If plenipotentiaries wish to meet
and ask for an armistice they were
to advance by way of Chlmay along
the Guise road to a point four miles
from La Cappelle. said a French wire
less dispatch today Orders had been
given that the Germans were to be
received and conducted to a certain
place flxed for the interview.
The four German delegates, two
representing the army and two the
navy, crossed the German frontier
early today, passing along the La
capelle-aulse road to a spot desig
nated by Marshal Foch in wirelessed
Instructions to the Germany army
No time was lost In preliminaries,
evidently. All Indications were that
the Germans accepted the truce prop
ositions as soon as they were pre
sented. The terms have not yet been made
public, but It Is known that they are
Germany's war teeth are entirely
drawn by the conditions imposed.
Presumably the allies followed the
same prindide as in the casa of Tur
key, Bulgaria, and Austria,
According to the best Information
Germany must evacuate all occupied
territory, must surrender the majority
of her guns and the greater part of the
fleet. The army will be demobilised
with only enough soldiers left for
police duty. Strategic points on the
Franco-German frontier and the coast
will be occupied. ,
Allied troops will go into Germany
to see that the terms are carried out
to the letter
It Is probable that the Germans
will have to give up Alsace and Lor
raine. The armistice deals purely with
military and naval matters and has
nothlnr to do with possible peace)
It was expected that hostilities
would cease at once, perhaps today.
The next step Is the selection, of a.
place for 'the peace conference, the
Interchange of ideas among the allied,
capitals and the selection of peace
Germany was the last of the four
powers in the German alliance tcvcoe
lapse and her downfall was hastened
by a serious revolutionary outbu
CHICAGO, Nov. 7, Officials aLtha
American Red Cross headquarters
here announced shortly before coon
today that they had received from
Washington word that Germany ha4
signed aa armistice. ,

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