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VENI N G
EDITION
THE WEATHER
Indiana ami Imer Mihi-aii
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VOL. XXXV, NO. 137.
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VETERAN WINS
Color Sergt. Fink, in Army 23
Years, Shows Bravery
When .Shell Hits a
"Chow Gun."
International N'ens Service:
WITH Tili: AMERICAN" AHM V
ON" Tili: FKKNCIl I! ATT LH
FI! NT, May 15. (Delayed) 'olor
Sergt. Thomas J. Fink, of Johnson
City, T?nn.. who is anions the
American troops holding part of
the line on the Picardy front, has
been mention. I in uenorai orders
for savins several comrades when
a German ."hell hurst near a "chow
Run" (portable coofc stove.)
Fink, who has been in tho regular
army for years, was enthusiastic
over the way the American suns
nave been answering the Germans.
"Belb've me, our suns have been
keeping Heinie hopping," he ex
claimed "It has been one blazing
hell. Fneniy communication is
impossible and th Hans cannot
brins up grub to their first line
most of the time. We give twice
as much as is sent. That's Fncle
Sam's pace.
slicIU Hum In Kitchen.
-"Rut it was dangerous for two
ninny of the fellows to line up at
once at the old "chov sun barn
(the company conk nad evidently
established himself in a barro for
the German shells were snapping
c cry where. Suddenly a Hun shell
busted right in the kitchen, killing
three and wounding a few others.
It sure bowb'il me over, too. Tho
old barn just tumbled down and
pinned some of mir fellows under
the wreckage, but I managed in
drag them out. For once the guys
who kicke. 1 bemuse I wouldn't let
then; crowd around the "chow gun'
gathered about and patted me on
the b,ic!..
"Henny Owen of Marian. 111., was
jut out by the concussion. P t.
John Mitchell sot ;l pjt nf shrapnel
in his helmet which bore a hole
clean thnuigh it without touching
the i al. Johnny sire pr,7. s that
derby."
PraF- Young Hoy.
Then Ser-:t. Fink diie-a,l:
"Hut the gam est guv I k mm
ol
and 1 can't think of his name, was
a yoiinsster who was captured by
a German patrol of n;t ,e tuen. The
kid had all his pockets f A of hand
grenades, hut he wIked meekly
enough ahm,, with his cap'ors al-mo-t
to their front line Well, h"
kept waiting until the Heinies weald
Kft in a bunch and when :h y did
he pulled out the gr'-rvadcs. and let
go with them, scattering the b,,( hes
like nine-pins. STgt. Frit. Saner,
who was in charge of the (h-;-man
patrol, fe'l ri-ht acrov
who came b-ick to lines d ras
ging the h .a''er of the i nuan -.-trol
as Iiis own Nor.cr.
Tlit was sosce kid. al! r:ht "
Tlie capture of Sergt. Frit Saaer
was orV:a1!y recorde.l as d. : il ed
bv Sergt Fink.
M'CLELLAN'S BOOK IS
SEIZED BY GOVERNMENT
Inter!. ntb'i. ii Se-vFe
ri,r:VK...l. V. May 17 - He,-.-resc
ntati es, of th.e departmep.t of
Justice here have taken steps- to stop
the sale of "The- Heel of War." a
hook by Oeorge F. M c 'b '.'.a v.. far
mer mayor of New Vnrk. de-. -ab. r.g
conditions in F,rmaay. Felui-im.
France ami Italy. The ! k is .t;.j
to be pro-German i'. th.at it prais---
flermar.y. den;- at!oc:tis in I'.cl
ciuni and ciituies the French and
Italian government--. The :;r.-t copies
to be offered for sale ;: i'le-,e!ar. 1
were fount! in a ceartment store
:,nd were seized b the t-dcral of
ficers. PREPARE PACT WITH
AUSTRIA AND BULGARIA
A MSTKl! f A V . May 17
niarv i- prepar.n .sn aft ee:...nt
with Austr: ami üal-aiaa r -aiding
n?s:tance for ih Ger.n.tu of
fensive on the western fio?".t. ae.
cording to the Vienn i r: - j.or .d r. t
rf the Vos-. sehe Zei! ;ng of 1'.. !;:,.
It had pre ;o-;s'y 1 een rep. .-ted
that both A is'riari and F.'.dgarian
,op were f : g h ! i r: .7 on the wes'rn
rnt. or at !eis were held
r. irerve behind the first I;r,.
trooi
PRAISE FOR
Sill 'PIS'
DAY AM) NICHT FULL LI'ASFD
WIRE TELLGKA I'll I C SERVICE.
p A
1
Linn F. Hanson,
Young Farmer, is
100 Patriot
International News Servi'-e:
WASHINGTON. May 17. Found
a one hundred percent patriot.
Linn 1 Hanson, a young farmer
of Wayne, Neb., hearing the call of
his country, sold his entire property
and with the proceeds donated $3,-
SOU to the American Red Cross, con
tribute.! $l,00o toward the erection
cf a church and boutjht $ 1,000 wortn
? Liberty bonds. Then he enlisted,
and since has bought $4, GOO more in
Liberty honds. He is now stationed
at I'ensacola, Fla., with Co. O of tho
Finl Infantry.
Fres't Wilson, hearing of Hanson's
record, today sent him the follow
ing letter:
"Indirectly, through a friend,
I have learned of all the cir
cumstances of your joining the
military forces of the I'nitcd
States, and I want to send you
this brief line to express my ad
miration of the spirit which
prompted your whole course in
connection with leaving your
farm and throwing your for
tunes entirely and unreservedly
with the great country we all
hive and seek to have pre
served." MRS. SUMMERS
ES; I
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Pioneer Resident of Commun
ity Passes Away Quietly
Thursday Night.
Mrs. Fathe'.ine Sammers. within
secn months of being 100 years
old. died Thursday night at 11
o'clock at her old home in Clay
township, near Notre Dame. She
had been confined to her bed for the
past eight years under the constant
care of a nurse but the end came
merely as a result of the infirmities
of old age.
Mrs. Summers is survived by two
sons, Gabriel H. Summers of South
Fend, and Thomas l. Summers of
('lay township with whom she lived.
She is also survived by 11 grand
children and live great grandchil
dren. The funeral will ho held Monday
morning at 10 o'clock in Sacred
Heart church, Notre Fame, Hew
Father Schrier othciating. F.urial
will be in Cedar Grove cemetery.
Mrs. Summers was horn Dec. 2?,
IMS. in Hamilton county. Ohio, and
moved with her parents to this
icinity in is;',:'. The trip overland
was made in pioneer fashion with
ox teams and the family settled on
Terie Coupee prairie west of New
'a i l;le. Her father. Gabriel Drull
logef, received Iiis patent for the
- he occupied from Andrew
Jackson. She was married to Fdvvard Sum-i.-.ets.
who died in April. ISSn. Mr
Mary Summers Ya mlerhoof. the
third c hild of the marriage, died sev
eral years ago in Windsor. Canada.
Mrs. Summers had lived on the
b.r-u m Clay township for the last
" 1 u u s.
.mi:i (xir.vnuxiK.
I.i)!m, .!;lv 17. William
I 'red. a ick Llovd. premier of New
I "o a r a! ! a ml. lias been named a privy
t o urn ;l!or. it was stated tOilav.
Dallas Pastor Elected
Presbyterian Moderator
li.t-r; iti i Von s Service:
C LFM HFS. . May 17. Re
1" rts of committees consumed prac
tuallv all of today's session of the
1 ;h L.tetmc of the general as
senibly of the Presh terian Church
of thi Fr.it I States. being held
ba re To lay's meetings were pre
side over by Rev . Dr. .Tames
Franklin Smith, of Dallas. Texas,
who was eb-cied m'derator late -trday,
succeeding Lev. Dr. J. Wil
li ir Chapn.an. of New York.
Prati:illy every speaker at yes
terday's sessions, emphasized the
need for backinc the Fnited States
to th limit in the war. The r-tir-mg
molerator. Rev. Dr. Chapman,
avowed the au.'.ience to inter.se en-tl-.usiasm
b the martial character
of ..- -ermon. Dr. c'hapn.an a;d
':n part:
w
iih
HOOVER STRONG
I OPPOSITION
TO iTII
Food Administrator Still in
Favor of Voluntary Sav
ing to Prevent Food
Shortages.
International News Service;
WASHINGTON', May 17. Her-
bert C. Hoover became United States
food administrator one year aso to
day. The beginning of Iiis second
J ear conserving the food supply of
the country was marked by his flat
declaration that he Is strongly op
posed to a rationing system and
more than ever in favor of voluntary
saving to prevent food shortages.
Fres't Wilson has before him the
report of the meat commission that
has been Investigating the whole
question of meat from the hoof un
til It Is sold to the consumer. The
report will recommend the margin
of profit to he allowed the producer,
packer and merchantmen.
The second year also opens with
Another warning to large sugar con
tun, ers to conserve. Plans officially
anrounced show that Hoover is
watching confectioners, soft drink
manufacturers, bakers and others
who ?xtensively use sugar, with an
intention of cutting; off those who do
not observe to the letter the sugar
regulations in force.
Frsvii to Fse More I ih.
Restaurant and hotelkeepers will
be asked to cut down their3 con
sumption of meats and to use more
Psh and substitutes, it was pointed
out today.
Figures before the food adminis
tration indicate that there is at hast
three times as much meat served In
the hotels and lestaurants of the
country than an average man eats
at horn?.
Ice shortages threatened in some
rarts of the country are serious
problems that face Mr. Hoover. A
shortage of ammonia is alleged as
a reason, plus the high cost of labor.
Reports from all parts of the
country received by food otticials in
dicate that the successful wheat
conservation movement will permit
tne continuance of maximum ship
ments to the allies without incon
enience to consumers at home,
right up to the time the next wheat
crop begins to move.
BRITISH STEAMSHIP IS
SUNK IN A COLLISION
International News Service:
LONDON. May 17. The British
steamship Clan Mackay has been
sunk in collision at Gibraltar, it is
announced by Lloyds. The crew was
saved.
The Clan Mackay displaced b.
5 SO" tons and hailed from Glasgow.
he was built last year.)
DENY GIANT GUNS WERE
DESTROYED, BEING FIXED
Interaationnl News Service:
GHNKVA. May 17. Denial that
the big guns which the Germans
bombarded Paris with have been
destroyed was made today by th3
Constance Gazette. The paper claims
that the German long range guns
were removed to the Krupp works
for repairs.
"We are united in other things;
whv should we not be in the great
work to which God has called us'.'
"There are so many things to
make us one in these days. So let
us keep up rank in our levotion to
Christ, in our loyal service, in our
determination to win this war, lor
w must w in it if it costs our last
dollar and if it call for our last
man.
"This war must go on. The f.-te
of the world fr decades to romp (
hanging in the balance. The war
must not end until the ictory ot
the .ilhes over Germany is ac
( omphshed. and w must not stop
to count the dreidful cost of such
a victory, for democracy has no
t hoice. it must win or it must perish
SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1918.
ncT73 n
State of Siege
Reigns in Odessa,
Fighting is Bitter
International News Service:
AMSTERDAM, May 17. Anarchy
prevails in Odessa and bitter hand
to hand street righting is taking
place there, according to reports
received here today. Martial law has
1-een proclaimed by the Austrian.-.
it is said, and thourands of families
are tleeins from Kieff despite Aus
trian opposition.
A state of siege ha been declared
at Odessa, according to information
from a Swiss source.
German propaganda news says
that Crimea is now being cleared
of Red Guanl.s (bolshevik troops)
and that the central empires, in
accord with Turkey, will re-establish
the political and economic situation.
. The task, it was stated, in a Rade
dispatch, has been contided to an
"eminent Mussulman."
THREE KILLED III
Truck Carrying Explosive Hits
Rut and Blows Driver
to Pieces.
International News Service:
MARIFTTA, (.., May 17. Three
men were killed. heavy property
cJamage caused and windows broken
out of a Pennsylvania passenger
train at Pleasant City this morning,
when a truckload of nitroglycerin
being transported from this city to
Wooster blew up.
V. O. Hughes of this city was
hauling quarts of explosive and
when the truck struck a rut in the
road near Pleasant City the nitro
glycerin let go, blowing Hughes and
the machine to bits. Harry Phelps
and his son, Walter, farmers of near
Pleasant City were driving near tho
explosive truck and both were kill
ed by the concussion.
A Pennsylvania train, from this
city to Cambridge, was passing near
by, and the force of the explosion
was so great, the train was blown
from the rails. Many windows were
broken, but no one was injured. The
train was put back on the track
by the crew. Many windows in
Pleasant City were broken by the
explosion.
AUSTRIA MAY SIGN
50-YEAR MILITARY
PACT WITH GERMANY
International News Serie:
ZURICH. May 17. A solution of
the Austrian-German-Polish ques
tion may be reached by Austria
Hungary's signing a 30-year military
convention with Germany, according
to information received here today.
A close union of Austria-Hungary
and Polamt is imminent.
It Is believed that Fmperor
Charles will accept the conditions.
It had previously been reported
that Germany had consented to the
domination of Poland by Austrii
while Germany is to control Ksthon
ia. Lithuania and Livonia. At the
same time covenants were apparent
ly drawn up at the recent meeting of
the rulers of the central powers
which will put Austria virtually at
the mercy of Germany.
INDIANAPOLIS MAN
CUTS THROAT WITH KNIFE
International N-w S-rvi e :
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. May 17.
James Peacock, ü7 years old. com
mitted suicide at his home, ."('5 W.
Michigan St.. by slashing his throat
from ear to ear with a penknift. H
was found lying in bed in a pool of
tlood by his wif. Peacock suffered
a nervous breakdown recently and 's
believed to have been despondent.
GOV. GOODRICH GETS
LETTER VIA AEROPLANE
Iiiferimti 'ii.il ew Serve :
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. May 17.
Bearing th new i 4 -cent airplane
mail service stamp, one of the first
letters carried by airplane from
i Washington to New York has been
! received by Gov. Goolrich. the nrst
i to reach Indiana. It was a letter f
j greeting from Alar. B. Hawley.
i president of th Aera CPih of Amer-
ica and contained a prophesy that
I airplane mail service soon would be
i exte nded to all parts of the globe.
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DENIES JAPAN
D
HESSESTEHMS
Foreign. Minister Goto De
clares Nippon is Only Pro
tecting Allied Interests
Against Germany.
International News Service:
TOKIO. May 17. Japan has no
aims in China other than the main
tenance of order and the peace of
the far east and the protection of
allied interests from German ag
gression through Russia, hays an
official statement
Minister Goto.
The statement
to put a stop to
Issued by Foreign
today has served
the wholesale de
parture of Chinese students from
Japan, caused by reports printed in
the vernacular foreign press of
China that Japan wns pressing
strong demands on China similar to
those that nearly caused a serious
rupture in 1115. These leports were
strongly denied by Minister Goto.
Minister Goto's statement resulted
from demands made by the heads
of Japanese educational institutions
which Chinese students were leav
ing. The explanation ends a strict
censorship which prohibited com
ment jTiithe Japan-China negotia
tions in the Japanese papers.
HUGE SUMS FOR COAST
DEFENSE WILL NOT
NOW BE NECESSARY
Intern. !tin:i! News Service;
WASHINGTON. May
17. Huge
appropriations asked for coast de
fenses early in the year will not now
be needed, ordnance odicers told the
appropriations committee of the
house today. This is taken to mean
that the fear of the submarine r.ids
on the large cities of the east whi?h
led to the placing- of submarine nets
across the harbors early in the war
has now been put aside. On the
other hand the appropriations con
templated for heavy ordnance for
use in France have been greatly
increased. Large appropriations
were asked for train mounts for
j heavy guns and for searchlights to
! be used at night in connection with
anti-aircraft guns.
The ordnance bureau is seeking
to have appropriations made now
for work that cannot be completed
within the next fiscal year, that will
take more than IS months to finish.
There was some doubt in the minds
of the committee members that
there appropriations could be made
in the fortifications bill soon to be
reported, since it is supposed to ap
propriate only for the work of the
next fiscal year.
INDIANA COUNCIL U. C. T.
MEETS IN INDIANAPOLIS
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., May 17.
The Indiana grand council, Fnitpd
Commercial Travelers of America
opened their ISth annual convention
at the Claypool hotel here today.
Addresses by Mayor Charles W.
Jewett. Gov. James P. Goodrich and
Charb-s A, Rookwalter featured the
opening session of the convention.
The !ii!v--ss session of the grand
council will be held this afternoon.
A parade anil auto tour will bring
the Convention to a close tomorrow.
Jlllln
Germans Set Traps
For American Patrols
I Ii t r n t i o n a ! New Servi.-e:
WITH THE AMERICAN TROOPS
IN FKAN'Ci:. May 17. The Ger
mans opposite the Toul fiont appar
ently are considerably amoved by
' th aetivitv of American patrols.
I
They are now setting trr.ps outsade
j their trenche s consistiru of wirs
i connected up with bombs of a new
! t 1 e which explode when soldiers on
i patrol stumble into the wires.
One of the American patrols en
' countered one of the new traps early
.today. The bomb exploded but no
! harm resulted, as the leader of the
' patrol forces quickly got his mn
' under cover in an old trer.cn.
; Pieces of the bomb wei e brought
j'ack t the American trenches.
jThey show that the t'om'j ii unlike
WITH ALL THK I.OCAI NEWS.
A .NEWSPAPER FOR TUR HOHE
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International News Service:
American troops are now- standing upon both the Picardy ami
Flanders battle fronts two theaters ot the Moodiest strudle the
world has ever known.
For several weeks Americans have been lighting: shoulder to
shoulder with the French upon the Picardy front but it was not
until today that it was known that part of Gen. Pershing's army
had been sent into the northern lighting zone, where the British
are holding back the Hun.
The inspiring news that Americans are now with the British
on the vital Flanders front came to Americans vith an electric
thrill. It means that, when von Hindenburg linaly renews his drive
that the boys from the United States will have a part in the great
task of beating oil what may be the most terrific assaults of the
war.
So far as the censor has permitted
it to be known, Americans are now
located on the western front at the
following places:
In French Lorraine, north of Toul,
on the heights of the Meu.se river
(on the western edge of the YVoevre
plain), at a certain point in the
Champagne district (between
Rheims and the Argonne forest)
where American artillery was re
ported by the French war ctlice to
have reinforced the French: in th.
Chemin des Dames sector, north of
the Aisne river: south of Montdidier
and on the front in northern France.
. llvacl LHiitioii Scc-rct.
The exact location of the Ameri
cans in Franco was not revealed, as
it has been the policy of the military
censors to conceal the positions of
the Fnited States forces until it is
actually known that 'the Germans
possess this information.
Violent artillery combats continue
cn the battle fronts but there has
been no break in the infantry ex
cept for minor enterprises which
possess no great importance.
London reported that the artil
lery activity is increasing at points
on the Flanders front, notably be
tween Locon and Hinges and be
tween Metren and the Nieppe for
est. However, it is impossible to say
whether or- not this intensive firing
is the prc.ude to another series of
infantry thrusts.
Heavy IJonihardmcnt.
Bombarcments of tremendous
fury are still raging in the sector f
Hailles. southeast of Amiens. The
Germans are using up immense
Quantities of big tun ammunition
without frllowing up the cannon
ades with infantry assaults, so that
it has become a matter of mere
guess work to tell when von Hin-:
denburg w 11 strike again. i
The thunder of battle never dies !
out completely alone: the battle lin-, J
but for several weeks now it has J
been confined largely to artillery'
and air men. Infantry has been used
for raiding and patrol purposes, bnt
there have been no attacks o"n a
grand scab1.
This wa5 the ."Ath day of the Ger
man offensive.
CltKAT AUTILLFIIY
ACTIVITY KlaPOKTFD.
LONDON. May 17. Great artil
lery activity was developed on both
sides throughout the night in the
sector of Pacaut wood and in tho
district north of Hinges- (Flanders
front), th1 British war office report
ed today.
German guns increased the inten
sity of their bombardments between
Locon and Hinges and in the region
between Meteren and the Nieppe
forest.
(These ejetricts are all on the
any of the French or American
grenades.
Several of the American patrols
luring the early morning- hours en
tered enemy trench positions, but no
latches wer- encountered.
Continuation of the sunny weath
er is resulting in constantly increas
ing aerial activity. More balloons
and . 'rplares are seating around
than -ver, but the hoehe aviators
are refusing to offer an opportunity
to fight. Tnev are makinir no at
tempts to cro-s the American line.:,
but are tiring their patrol work
slightly behind the American front.
American artillerv is- keeping up a
continuous and haras.-.ng fire in th-
To a sector.
In the L.-mv ii sector American
r-rtillerymer. r.red .'. shells m 2 1
hours to 37 t:red by the Germans.
1 J
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Flanders front, lying toward the
southern end of the lighting zone).
A German raiding party was re
pulsed. The text of the official report fol
lows: "A hostile raiding party was re
I ulsed last night in the ne ighbor
hood of Moyen Neville, south of
Arras.
(Moyen Neville lies between six
and seven miles south of Anas and
immediately south of the Cojeul
river.)
"Great artillery activity developed
on both Odes in the Paeaut wood
sector and north of Hinges.
"Hostile artillery has shown in
creased activity between Locon and
Hinges and from the forest of Niep
pe to Meteren."
GFItM.WS LI HIND I.JXFK
GirrriNG iiki.Ij."
PAHIS, May 17. "German troops
and ammunition trains in the back
areas of th fighting front and their
gun emplacements are getting hell,"
said an aviator who returned to
Paris from the front today.
"But." he added, "pFse tell
America to hurry up with those
Caproni bombarders."
Ideal weather prevails over the
entire western battle front after the
lecent rains and a tremendous
amount of aerial activity is in prog
ress everywhere. Hvery available
machine is out on scout duty and
making observations.
The roads are drying out rapidly
and infantry action on a large scab
is expected soon.
WDER STATE DRY
AW1SMADEHERE
Proprietor of Main Bar Fined
SI 00 and Costs, With
Jail Sentence.
What is believed t be th first
conviction under the Indiana state
; rohibition law. w ho h went into -f-fect
April 2 lat, was made in the
local city court Fiiday morning. L
Niedbalski. proprietor of the Maui
bar, was found guilty if selling
l.oaior without a license, and fined
5 ion and costs, with a .iail sememe
of :ui davs. The case has been ap
pealed to the circuit court, under
t'.'ti bond.
j Niedbalski was artesf-d on the
j night of April i. shortly bef,re
1 midnight. Three men .vet, coming
out of his place with "v et ,'.'oods" in
their po-sesv-r.n, according to the
j o 1 i e who raided the place. With
the evidence f .jrmshed by a number
of (juaits of whisky and other Ibj-u--rs
which v. ere found in the ..t-
loon. and the evider.ee that thl-'e
men were coming out with goods
which they had presumably pur
chased, the state hid little trouble
in ma king a cc.
The cas.- has i een continued t
number f tini-, attorneys Ior hc
(lefend.ini apparently wi-hing to de
lav action until after th.- state su
preme court ha made a decision on
the dry law. l'rscMrf. . rough! fo
bear, how e-, er. re-u!t-d m the d-, i
sion Friday morning.
PItINt i; m.COMIN MAJOK.
LONDON. May 17. The prince of
Wab-s i h ir to the Knt'ish th:ore
ha s been promoted to b a major in
the British irn.y. The pnnee is
2 4 jear.- old.
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WITH TIU: A.MFFI- AN AKM
IN FKAN't'j:. M.i, 1 7. Am. ru an
troops have ariived m nmthciii
France in the sector th-- battle
front controlled bv the Fnt:-h.
WASHINGTON. Ma. IT. -Tho
moment of events of major impos
ante tin the west ein front draw
very near, according to the mttrptc
tation placed here upon the disclo
sure that American tf" ps h.tv.
taken their place m a British s tor
in northern France. The dispatch le
velling this new projection of Am i
icans into a .one where a renewal of
tne titanic struu'gie expected at.
any moment created tho utmost in
terest among army nun and infui
mally they were of the opinion th;
it shows preparations for 1 1 i cx
rtcted German attack ate about
completed. Officials would not sap
plement the statement the Am iicau
lront censor permitte! to 1c cabbd.
(k'daring G n. P-ishin- woall
lou btl'ss mak" vvhat-v'r comment,
he thinks suitable ;n one of h i
daily t mm uniqm-s, po-siMv in th.j
one expected this - mr.g.
Th' move is doubtba-s a further
'carrying out of the plan to bi igadti
American soldi is with Biiti.-h and
French units, ofib'is pointed out. It
is juite pos'l ;e, th y say. th.it l he
ioldiers will nt be u-ed as Amer
ican units but to :',1I up depleted.
British units m the .. r:,,!. It may al
so portc-nd that th- Polish will nul
be heal inactive until the ;erm.tn
drive is renewed but m.iv be per
mitted t take the of'f.nsive fii.m the
Germans.
LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS
! ADD TWO OFFICERS
1 Iii r rait i li ,! 1 .h,j s.-r !
CLL V FLAN I . May 17. The ,
Mitution and I y-law- the Biolh-
i e r ho d of la- ii ion e F r i . n I s
'have been amended at the upn'.ial
t ,
j c "nv e tit ion. now ;ri pi,gr-- lote
as t provide for the ta n of iw
I assistant grand hi-f em.' ;n r-. th .a
i increasing the number f .- a ii .:.-
J cers ft m se -n to nine.
! Deb-gates to the . i . . . n 1 1 ri lai
(expressed th-:r 'ti.it e!.-tiori
i Of ollicers will tal.e p!a'-e ;p f w k .
.'after which ad loui nna-nt v:i;
; taken, making th- pi n one of
it lie shortest se-sior.s in the hist or
I of the brot her hood.
NORTH DAK0TAN COMES
; TO DEFENSE OF B0ARC
i
J It,t-rr.Mti ui.'d N.-us : i :
. WASHINGTON. M v iT. T !
j.tiia t.ift prod iti .ii board four..'. i
j tp-w defender to dav :n fi.- p- :-'n
lof Rep. B.,e:. of N..:h D.,.o;,,. Ii
a ota foment he .-.,i w - :..ed a
a curat information s ur ,i froiri
(aviation a at hor.t; . Bar -a .d th?
go err. merit has not .,e r $ i ....
i f-'Ki for aerophi n d -s ing I -. St
! ;, -. bat ..m $ i ',.
" n Ma v 1 , we h d '." " war-plane-
in Kur op.." he ..(bi i. "If
1 sid-w th.- we i i v .- Tr.i:r::-g
; pUn s ;n Futoj. ) A':", i w .
'ht'e ov-r 1 e,.,t : a i r. . p. ri's .1 r. 1
,i ! t.inir. g out l."foi a . .-o p! p e. i
ii.onth. Th- exp.-nd.! i: es of tr
j go'err.m-nf ir.' lud a.-i op! r e.j ,:p
' mer.t, select-. i t:mb r, j-.o r' a r. i
I', alio us otb. er pa rts w hi' h w i.er.
'-cu.ba-d Will U-ake a m:?h tv ..'".il
BELGIANS TAKE OVER
LINE FAR AS PILKEM
; LoNI" N. M a v I 7 A u.un-
i ppje u. 1 i y the F-' i-'. r W t - "f
I tue al Havre s;.,,- !, it t ..- i tel
ig.aDs h l ( ' ike,'! ! the ht e ;
far as . ; ; -t;-;.
! Pi i kein la-- i '-t 'A e. !; . . e ., e
; fo ,.- nub-s r.otth of pe ,:r. -a
t i v k , i . t h v e -1 .,f L. . i . e r : . r k It
;s not f i ;- from 'w Pa c h r. ! i ' -
I'Oep ,i pel sector wher" the p.r.!h
and Fiench troop g.:r ed a ': r tri
jctory la sf .:' ! '.rn et lv the
: P.eliati- were e.o th of h , t d.-'r:.
tut. a.-f ord:n to th. o-"- ,; -,?--mn'.
h-v h ;t v - nd ! t. ! !.
fcouth ri n cor . Je- .h d.'.tn:e.
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