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ALIEN ENEMIES MUST REGISTER Over 30,000 German Residents of Wisconsin Given Five Days to Qualify. DOES NOT APPLY TO WOMEN Each Male Fourteen Years or Up wards, Net Actually Naturalized, Must Be Photographed and Finger Prints Taken. Madison. —German aliens in Wiscon sin, estimated to number over 30,000, are given tive days, beginning at six o’clock a. m. on Monday, February 4. and ending at eight o’clock p. m. on Saturday, February 9, to appear be fore police chiefs in cities of 5,000 population and over and before post masters in places of less population, for registration. Failure to do so will result in internment for the duration of the war and possible deportation and seizure of property after. Regard ing those who are required to register, the instructions received by the vari ous United States marshals have the following to say: “All natives, citizens, denizens or subjects of the German empire or im perial German government, being rthiles of the age of fourteen years or upwards who are within the United States and not actually naturalized as American citizens are required to reg ister as alien enemies.” Females are not alien enemies un der the present statutory interpreta tion and therefore are not required to register. Every alien must he photo graphed and his linger prints taken. Their affidavits of registration are to he executed in triplicate and are de tailed, covering practically (heir en tire life history and ancestorial con nections. New Pharmacists Admitted. Twenty-eight out of forty-three ap plicants for pharmacists and assistant pharmacist's certificates before the state board of examiners, which con cluded its sessions at Madison were passed. Successful candidates for pharmacist’s permits were: T. i. Ciuiey, M. B. Tobleske, Thom as Flarity, Fred Marquardt, S. F. I‘tak, E. Ellopul, Edwin 11. Pergunde of Milwaukee, Earle Schilling of Ml nocqua, Frank V, Sorenson of Racine, Miss Edth Arnold of Lake Geneva, W. F. Cameron of Superior and C. E. I’ech of Madison, E. E. Listsky of Mil waukee. Assistant permits were granted to: Robert Ilaak, L. A. Van Ells, W. J. S. halier, Manford Goldberg, Stephen Inkel, Mrs. Sophia Kremers, H. F. Czenvinski of Milwaukee, Erwin Gru ert. Raymond Anderson of Merrill, A. •I. Hughes of Portage, A. J. Kramer o’ Menominee, Mich.; R. E. Duxhury, Alma Center and A. F. Radke, C. E. liilfert. .!. C. Hassman of Appleton. The next meeting of the board will be held e t Madison April 10-IS. To Own Ice and Fuel Plants. ! In* city of Oshkosh will be one of the first in flu* state to engage in the fuel and ice business for the benefit of the consuming public. At a special election held recently the proposition of whether the city should establish a thiol plant carried hy a majority of 1.2121 votes, and that for an ice plant by a margin of Sol. It is proposed by the commission council to carry out the wishes of the people without delay, and the first Step will he to obtain estimates of the eost of ice and fuel plants to he owned b.v the taxpayers, and then issue bonds for establishing them. The election provides for appropriations of $20,000 for each proposition. Under municipal ownership the city has made large annual profits from its waterworks, and it is starting opera tion of anew filteration plant, costing more than SIST,OOO. most of which will be paid from profits of‘the water de partment. Will Teach Boys How to Farm, Wisconsin high schools are to be turned into schools of agriculture in which the hoys will he taught the rudi ments of farming, so that, with the co-operation of the county councils of defense and the county agricultural agents, they can he placed on Wiscon sin farms early next spring. The idea originated in a meeting of the agricultural committee of the Wis consin state council of defense. This committee was faced with the problem of securing farm labor to offset not only the normal shortage but the in creased shortage due to the war. There are 18.000 high school boys j n the state. About 5.000 of ibis number live on farms, and 8.000 are employed during tlm summer in the cities. The remaining 10.000 are an available re serve for service on Wisconsin farms. Normal School Courses Limited. That the normal schools of the stole are not authorized to conduct courses beyond the two years of a university course is the effect of a legal rendered by Attorney General Haven to George B. Hndnall. executive coun sel. Mr. Hudnnll submitted two reso lutions passed by the normal regents. One in 1!'14 authorized the extension of n high school training course for teachers to three years. A second resolution passed last fall extended .ihe course to four years. w w v w yHk J MADISON - WISCONSIN - v-^fv WOOD COUNTY REPOKi ER. Will Tel! Abcut War in Francs. Nine noted investigators and speak ers are to come to Wisconsin for one week, from February 17 to 23, inclu sive, to tell Wisconsin tacts about the situation on the French front. These speakers are to address meet ings to be arranged by the state coun cil of defense, and will speak under the auspices of the United States food administration/ Several laomiis a,. > men and women especially titled for the work were sent to France to inves tigate conditions, and to bring back to America the information they could gather. The nine speakers are to travel in Wisconsin in groups of three, to con sist of two men and one woman. The following have already been assigned: For team No. 1, Edward Trefz. for mer secretary of the Chamber of Com merce of tlu i United States and now secretary of the Eos Angeles cliaiah r of commerce; i>r. Alexander Cairns, and a woman speaker to be assigned later. For team No. 2, Julius Lincoln; Mrs. Mary IVnnypacker, wife of a former governor, and a second man to be as signed later. For team No. 3, Daniel Keedo. who was with Hoover in Belgium and has since been connected with the food ad ministration; Dr. Henry Coe Culbert- • son, and a woman speaker to bo as signed later. Neglect to File Birth Records. Operations of federal census agents who are making an extendi and investiga tion into Wisconsin birth records have disclosed many cases of n< Jut to file birth certificates. Correspond ence with about 500 physicians as jn ; reporting IPI7 births brought the re ply in most instances that they In. I reported all births. Checking of rec ords by the federal agents noved. however, that some births had escap } record. As chocks upon the completei, s- of birth registration, registrars frequent ly use the death returns of clridaer* and especially of infants, checking un each recorded death with the bh records to see whether the child’s birth had been registered. It lias been suggested that dealers he required to keep a record of all sab's of baby carriages, cribs and id !■ chairs as a further check until the ! medical profession shall luvc become thoroughly used to registration. Several months’ work is still before 1 the census investigators working > a records of the state bureau of vr and statistics. Their repot t will be u.-id by the census bureau in deciding whether Wisconsin shall be admitted ! to the birth registration area, which i up to date includes but a limited group I of states, whoso birth recording is at ■ least 00 per cent complete. Will Discuss Food Problems. War-tpue food problems will be given special attention bv I’.;, !, -r farmers when they hold their am ml roundup at the College of Agricnluam. Madison, February 4-0. Among the speakers on the urogram who will stress the uecessitv far m. creased production will be J. it. jf mils, president of the Manitoba Ag ricultural college a; Winnipeg, who will discuss farm labor problems; Dr. C. E. Thorne, director of the Ohio agricultural experiment station, who will discuss ins long-time experience a* - Wooster which has been the inspira tion of farmers and experimenters the country over; B. H. Rawl. chief of the United States dairy division; J. P. < otton of the meat division of the food administration; Hugh Hibson, secretary of America's Belgium lega tion; and Joseph Great, who was wi‘h Ambassador Gerard in Berlin. During the week a large number of state agricultural association me bags will be held. Among thorn will be th > Wisconsin Soil Improvement ass< ela tion, the Wisconsin Drain, ge as>< -lo tion. tin* Wisconsin Dairymen's asso ciation, the Wisconsin Agricultural il - penment association, -the Wise uis?n Rural Life conference, the Wisconsin Live Stock Breeders’ assoc; ‘ u. and lat least ten special breed rganiza | tions. Porklecs Day Is Proclaim;:!. | Wisconsin is to have a porkless and: v. In a statement issued. Stare food Ad ministrator Magnus Swenson pioci I j another mark on the war calendar, j The resolution reads: “In accordance with an order issm-d l by Mr. Hoover. United States food ad ministrator. the people of WDeonsin are asked to make all Saturdays pork less days, in addition to n • a l >s Ti:es days and also to have at h si one meatless meal each and evmy dev. This is necessary in order r ! <• ;, sufficient food to feed our soldiers at the front. j “We ask all patriotic citiz< ns to con scientiously observe this order ami if is the patriotic duty of -every I ygj citi zen to report all persons win- vi -h - te this order to the county fix and • 1 >n i istrator in their respective corn;;' , r ; to the state food a'lministrator rt 1- ison.” Appoint Five to Faculty. | The following appointments o: : ;, P staff of Tie University of \v; s n were made at the recent uniting of |the hoard of regents: j John 11. Richards, appointed f.-> g ball coach for 1918; Howard Furl, roentgenologist and instruct r }n clinical medicine: Tobias U’.jtjml m eher. instructor in the g; s rt'gi -.r . a tractor course: James F. J >n! ;ns u n . dent assistant in the Romance ' u guage depart.nont; Miss I. ;;N ■ • rell. Kenosha, as instructor in rlvti’ n relief work in the extension d!vi> : ■]. Several members ..f the staff Mih mltted their resignations in order that they may continue their services with the government. Entered June 12, 1903, at Grand Rapids, Wisconsin, as second-class matter, uflfder Act of Congress of Mar. 3, 1879 GRAND RAPIDS, WOOD COUNTY. WISCONSIN, THURSDAY. January 24, 1918. EMPEROR WILLIAM VISITING HIS ALLY, THE SULTAN OF TURKEY 'V £■? '-7 ■ ■ saw T J - ■Pin,... A ‘ '*■ >■' -'-x. > /'-? .v' JT < s . ! ,- ■'. j < ••*•• .4 ip 1 ■ ser paid a visit to his ally, the sultan of TVa-‘y, n < ntly, and this most unusual photograph shows their ;■ sfjmj D; t? L Suli MLII II ill r ’’ !e next meeting of the Federation will be held at the Wood County w S;:hool at two-thirty o’clock Saturday, January 20. ' e prog am will be under the di e . on of the Art Committee. Rrx "'.mm:-gene Hayward will pre ; t the topic: “The Development of . .n.-rican Art,” and illustrate it with Lfy views. T ss Inez Reichel will give the topic nerican Mural Pahitings,” which ’ Ibe illustrated by slides. jixsic w !1 1)0, furnished hy Mr. Rob ers and by Miss Lantz. A large attendance is desired. BEACON ligxUS fl IJD liLiJo The members of this club are trav eling, in their study, through the Unit i ed Stat es, this year and on Monday afternoon of this week their study took them thru Kansas and Nebraska. The club met with Mrs. L. Reichel 'at her home on Oak street and the pa pers on the topics for the day, were read by Mrs. Coyle and Miss Schnabel These papers were well prepared and very interesting. A social hour was enjoyed after the papers and light re freshments served by the hostess. About fifteen members were present. Western District of Wisconsin. Madison, Wis., Jan. 21, 1918. Dear Mr. Editor: As you doubtless know from the press dispatches, the Attorney-Gen eral has ordered the registration of all natives, citizens, denizens, or sub jects of the German Empire or of the German Imperial Government, being males of fourteen years of age or o ver who are within the United States and are not naturalized as American citizens. This registration will be made by the Chief of Police in all cities of five thousand population or over and in all other areas by the Postmasters. The registration will begin at six a. m. cn February 4th, and continue each day between the hours of 6 a. m. and 8 p. m. until the close of the day on February 9th. All per sons affected by the order are requir ed to report to their respective regis tration officer during the time speci fied and fill out a questionnaire, blanks V, ring furnished by the registration of ficer. The penalty for failure to reg ister is severe. Any person subjec* to registration who fails to do so will be subject to arrest and confinement during the remainder of the War, and I nresume in severe cases, deportation back to Germany after the War is over. A searching inquiry will be made for all those who avoid or try to evade the regulations. My experience in registering aliens in the prohibited areas leads me to know that the number of such per sons in the Western District of Wis consin is very largely under-estimated. A large number of people of German birth who have been voting on their so-called first papers, for many years and many of them who have consider ed themselves citizens of the Unit'd States, are in fact not citizens. Some for fear of prosecution because they have voted, have failed to reveal that they are not citizens and for that rea Mrs. A. F. Gottschalk was hostess to the members of the Entre Nous club at her home on Eighth Ave., on Mon day evening, at which time about fif teen members were present. The pro gram carried out was as follows: Roll Call—Quotations —Robt. Burns. “Isle of Crete”—Mrs. J. W. Natwick “Highlands and Lowlands of Scot land” —Mrs. Rockstroh. “Music and Customs of Scotland” — Miss’Heyward. , Scotch Songs—On Victrola. Dainty refreshments were served by the hostess at the close of the pro gram and a social hour enjoyed. Reporter WANT ADS Bring Results son have claimed citizenship while they in fact were alien enemies. There is no intention on the part of the Gov ernment to disturb any person who meets these requirements if he ful fills the obligation of the registry in good faith. Any German of foreign birth is not a citizen unless he has re ceived his full second papers. For their own protection they should be urged to meet all of the requirements promptly, faithfully and fully. As this work is important in the extreme, it is the duty of every A merican citizen to assist the registrar and make known to the Chief of Police and Postmaster the name of any per son who he has reason to believe is a German alien enemy, and it should be the duty of every good citizen to as sist during the time of the registration in making the work complete in every respect even though he does it at a considerable sacrifice to himself. The registration does not apply to Austrians but only to German aliens.. There is but one way in which we can get this work thoroughly done and that is by giving the entire matter nublicity. In getting this publicity we must draw upon your patriotism and upon your desire to keep the neigh borhood in which you have influence auiet and peaceful. There is no fund available for advertising this regis j tration. Every person subject to re gistration is bound to observe it, and the law pre-supposes that he has no tice of the registration. I know you have been called upon to give a great amount of space for advertising in various matters which the Government has desired to bring before the public, and I expect you will be called on a gain and again to do likewise. I ap peal to you as a good citizen to give this matter wide publicity in every is sue of your paper between now and the 9th of February, and I assure you that i whatever you may do for your country in this regard will be appreciated. Full instructions will be mailed to your Chief of Police or to your Post master within a few' days and he will he glad to give you detailed informa tion regarding the registration. Y r ours very truly, FRANK O’CONNOR, United States Marshal. KNITTED ROBE FOR OSE IN CONVALES CENT WARD The pupils of SS. Peter & Paul Parochial school, have been very busy for some time collecting yarn. Bits of bright colored yarn, white yarn, black yarn, in fact any color or a mount was gladly received by the chil dren and the yarn was then taken to “Gi’andma Goggins,” mother of Mr. B. R. Goggins, who has been very busy knitting the yarn into a robe for use in the convalescent ward of a Red Cross Hospital somewhere. The robe is now finished and for a few days has been hung in the window of the Abel- Mullen Cos. store, and the children as well as Mrs. Goggins may feel justly proud, as it is one of the prettiest things of this kind yet produced and presented to the Red Cross of this city. The center is made up of a large red cross filled in with white and the rest of the robe is made up of every color that could be imagined. Mrs. Goggins has been one of the most persistent knitters of Grand Ra pids ever since the first call for knit ting came, and many a soldier w’ould bless her, if he knew to whom he is indebted for the many warm socks, sweaters, and scarfs that have been turned out by her busy fingers. Grand ma Goggins is past eighty years old but is very much alive to the topics of the day and vitally interested in the great World War. OFEABTSIDE FIREMEN The East Side Firemen held their an nual rabbit dinner, Monday evening which, as usual was very much enjoy ed hy those privileged to be present. The guests, this year w r as confined to the two East Side Police. About fif teen were present, and the commit tee on the dinner certainly did them selves proud. The firemen have in other years held several of these social evenings, but, this year being a closed season for prairie chickens, and venison having been scarce, the dinners, so far have been confined to this one. The citizens of Grand Rapids are very much in debted to the volunteer fire depart ment and are always glad when the firemen can enjoy a social evening, such as the one last Monday. The Young Women’s Club of this city met at the home of Miss Bernice Eggert on Third street south, Monday evening, to enjoy a social evening. Their motto is: “Not what we give, but what we share For the gift without the giver is bare Who gives himself, with his alms feeds three, Himself, his hungry neighbor, and me.” About twenty-five members of this organization were present and a very enjoyable evening was spent. Very dainty refreshments were served dur ing the evening, by the bPstess. These meetings are held twice a month and occur on Mondays. mm in BUSINESS Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Mosher left Mon day for Antigo, where they will make their future home. Mr. Mosher ex pects to enter the mercantile business with his brother-in-law, Jasper Skeel, who is experienced in the grocery bu siness. They will open anew Cash and Carry Grocery store along the modem | lines of operating that kind of a bu siness place. Mr. and Mrs. Mosher take with them the best wishes of their friends in Grand Rapids for their fu j ture success and happiness. VOLUME 60, No. 4. ASKS EMBARGOES I ON THREE ROADS Fuel Chief Would Give Food. Coal and Munitions Right of Way. ~ CONGESTION MUST END SOON Pennsylvania Lines in the East, Balti more & Ohio and Reading Desig nated— Holidays Ordered for Cities in lowa. Washington. Jan. 23. —A general em bargo upon three railroads against shipments of all freight except food and fuel and certain war munitions ami supplies was .requested by Fuel Administrator Harry A. Garfield. The request was contained in a memorandum sent by him to Director General of Railroads McAdoo. An embargo was put on the Norfolk & Western. Mr. Garfield would have the embar go apply to the Pennsylvania lines east of Pittsburgh, the Baltimore & Ohio ami the Philadelphia & Reading. Garfield’s Memorandum. la hi- memorandum Mr. Garfield said : “The press reports show that I lie Pennsylvania railroad, with the ap proval of A. 11. Smith, placed an em bargo on Monday upon all freight ex cept food and fuel. It will he observed that those exceptions are practically the same its the exceptions made in The order with respect to tin* use of fuel. "The action authorized by this one day embargo should be taken for sev eral days, adding to the exceptions certain war munitions and supplies not only upon the Pennsylvania lines east of Pittsburgh but also upon the Baltimore A Ohio lines and the Phila delphia A Reading lines, which form, with certain Baltimore & Ohio lines, a through route to the seaboard. Such an embargo would be especially effee live if it could follow immediately the five days covered by the January 17 order. Car Shortage Was Acute. "During the last two months of 1917 the car shortage on the lines men tioned was increasingly acute. "It neutralized every effort for in creased production at the mines. La bor differences were adjusted and prices resulting therefrom were fixed. Without cars, however, eostl could not be produced. The empty cars were noj at the mines. The congestion of ib track * .vas such that the loaded cars did not reach their consignees. "While the railroads were operated separately, although in a co-operative plan, they seemed to have found it im possible to remedy this situation, and since a director general of railroads has been appointed we have had noth ing but. unprecedentedly severe weather, almost nullifying his efforts. Must Be "Entire Cessation." “To relieve present congestions and to speed up the movement of coal and coke cars to and from the mines and ovens, it seems apparent that there must, for a few days, be an al most entire cessation, particularly on the roads mentioned, of all freight, with tlie exception above noted. Mr. Garfield cites figures showing loss in coal production due to car shortages, especially on the Pennsyl vania and Baltimore & Ohio railroads. The fuel administration issued a summary of the result of the five days in which the factories of the eastern half of the country have been shut down. Order Serves Its Purpose. The summary follows: -Our reports show that the prime purpose sought to he accomplished by the regulation—the bunkering of ships and the supplying of domestic consum ers and public utilities with coal —has been greatly served. “Local officials of the fuel adminis tration in all parts of the East report ed that domestic consumers, public utilities and other consumers on the preferred list in the industrial curtail im-nj order were being given the full benefit of the coal moving into the consuming territory. “A* a result of the patriotic co-op eration of American industry, cap ital and labor the way has been cleared for the prompt hunkering of ships which long were tied up at Atlantic ports waiting to carry vitally needed supplies to the American forces abroad and to the nations associated with the United States in the war.” The necessity for some new meth od of dealing with the coal transporta tion problem was emphasized by score* of reports that weather conditions were as bad or worse than at any time since the unprecedented period of coal and stormy weather starter! nearly two weeks ago. Heavy snow throughout New York and New Eng land. in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and elsewhere made traffic movement extremely slow and cut the supply of empty cars To coal mines far below even the subnormal supply of the last few days. Holidays in lowa Cities. lies Moines, la.. Jan. 23. —Charles Webster, fuel administrator for lowa, issued a closing order affecting the | cities of Keokuk, Fort Madison, Buri i ington. Davenport, Clinton and Dubuque. The order puts the Monday closing regulations, general in Illinois and the East, into effect in the citie* mentioned, in order to avoid discrimin ation against Illinois river towns.